Turkey’s steel import volume up 34.4 percent in H1
In June this year, Turkey’s steel imports increased by 43.9 percent year on year to 1.66 million mt, according to the data released by the Turkish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association (TCUD).
In the given month, Turkey’s billet imports totaled 163,000 mt, up 58 percent, while slab imports amounted to 361,000 mt, surging by 328.2 percent, both year on year. In June, flat steel imports totaled 699,000 mt, rising by 15.5 percent, while long steel imports amounted to 173,000 mt, up 32.4 percent, and pipe imports increased by 55.8 percent to 47,000 mt, all on year-on-year basis.
During the January-June period, Turkey’s steel imports increased by 34.4 percent year on year to 9.03 million mt. In the given period, Turkey’s billet imports moved up by 62.5 percent to 1.14 million mt, while its slab imports rose by 114.7 percent to 1.44 million mt, both year on year. Also, in the first six months of this year, Turkey’s flat steel imports increased by 25.5 percent to 4.13 million mt, its long steel imports moved up by 7.3 percent to 797,000 mt, and steel pipe imports totaled 228,000 mt, up 10.8 percent, all on year-on-year basis.