TCUD: Turkey’s steel export volume up 20.5 percent in 2018

Friday, 01 February 2019 17:07:20 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In 2018, Turkey's steel exports increased by 20.5 percent year on year to 22.1 million mt, while the value of these exports moved up by 32.1 percent year on year to $17.7 billion, according to the data released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD).

Last year, Turkey's long steel exports rose by 15.4 percent to 10.7 million mt, while its flat steel exports increased by 43 percent to 6.1 million mt, both on year-on-year basis. In 2018, the country’s semi-finished steel exports rose by 19 percent to one million mt, year on year. On the other hand, pipe exports increased by 6.6 percent to two million mt during the year.

In December last year, Turkey's steel exports increased by 34.6 percent to 2.22 million mt, with a value of $1.6 billion, up 24.4 percent, both year on year.

In the given month, Turkey's flat steel exports surged by 66.1 percent year on year to 750,000 mt, while its long steel product exports rose by 37 percent year on year to one million mt. In the month in question, the country’s semi-finished steel exports were down by 19.5 percent year on year to 68,000 mt.


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