Turkey’s billet imports down 58.2 percent in 2018

Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:36:08 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In December last year, Turkey's billet and bloom import volume increased by 6.3 percent month on month to 33,593 mt, down by 86.77 percent year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $20.12 million, down 8.3 percent month on month and down 84.7 percent year on year.

Last year, Turkey's billet import volume amounted to 954,526 mt, falling by 58.2 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 46.3 percent to $551.65 million, both year on year.

In the given period, Turkey imported 461,271 mt of billet and bloom from Russia, down 42.63 percent year on year, with Russia ranking as Turkey's leading billet and bloom import source, ahead of Ukraine which supplied 220,298 mt in the given period.
 
Turkey's top billet and bloom import sources in 2018 are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

Y-o-y change (%)

December 2018

December 2017

Y-o-y change (%)

Russia

461,271

803,999

-42.63

25,063

136,043

-81.58

Ukraine

220,298

875,658

-74.84

1,056

97,462

-98.92

Brazil

66,507

20,736

220.73

-

-

-

Georgia

47,239

69,561

-32.09

1,013

5,085

-80.08

Italy

37,958

46,339

-18.09

124

2,567

-95.17

Belarus

30,510

89,379

-65.86

-

10,057

-

Azerbaijan

24,551

81,155

-69.75

4,693

967

385.32

Turkey's main billet and bloom sources on country basis in 2018 are presented below:


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