Turkey’s billet imports down 0.3 percent in Jan-May

Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:15:01 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In May this year, Turkey's billet and bloom import volume increased by 29.9 percent month on month to 138,773 mt, down by 8.7 percent year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $68.34 million, up 9.4 percent month on month and down 4.9 percent year on year.

In the first five months of this year, Turkey's billet import volume amounted to 613,596 mt, falling by 0.3 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 13.4 percent to $300.13 million, both year on year.

In the given period, Turkey imported 385,860 mt of billet and bloom from Russia, up 51.72 percent year on year, with Russia ranking as Turkey's leading billet and bloom import source, ahead of Ukraine which supplied 107,257 mt in the given period.
 
Turkey's top billet and bloom import sources in January-May are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan-May 2019

Jan- May 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

May 2019

May 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

Russia

385,860

254,323

51.72

80,343

64,427

24.70

Ukraine

107,257

196,931

-45.54

20,036

20,874

-4.01

Georgia

41,180

28,606

43.96

8,360

6,811

22.74

Oman

23,358

-

-

-

-

-

Azerbaijan

20,818

2,954

604.74

4,781

733

552.25

Belarus

20,386

30,509

-33.18

20,385

-

-

 

Turkey's main billet and bloom sources on country basis in the January-May period this year are presented below:


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