Turkey’s billet imports down 6.6 percent in Jan-Apr

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:15:48 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In April this year, Turkey's billet and bloom import volume increased by 30.7 percent month on month to 151,945 mt, up by 73.1 percent year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $71.86 million, up 23.7 percent month on month and up 37.1 percent year on year.

In the first four months of this year, Turkey's billet import volume amounted to 474,802 mt, falling by 6.6 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 18.4 percent to $231.79 million, both year on year.

In the given period, Turkey imported 305,493 mt of billet and bloom from Russia, up 60.87 percent year on year, with Russia ranking as Turkey's leading billet and bloom import source, ahead of Ukraine which supplied 87,221 mt in the given period.
 
Turkey's top billet and bloom import sources in January-April are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan-Apr 2019

Jan- Apr 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

April 2019

April 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

Russia

305,493

189,896

60.87

70,449

31,795

121.57

Ukraine

87,221

176,057

-50.46

38,914

33,872

14.89

Georgia

32,820

21,795

50.58

9,019

8,588

5.02

Oman

23,358

-

-

23,358

-

-

Azerbaijan

16,036

4,455

259.96

8,179

1,165

602.06


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


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