Turkey’s billet imports down 90 percent in January

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 16:08:58 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In January this year, Turkey's billet and bloom import volume increased by four percent month on month to 34,953 mt, down by 90 percent year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $18.9 million, down 6.06 percent month on month and down 89.8 percent year on year.

In the given period, Turkey imported 22,783 mt of billet and bloom from Russia, down 89.95 percent year on year, with Russia ranking as Turkey's leading billet and bloom import source, ahead of Georgia which supplied 6,900 mt in the given period.
 
Turkey's top billet and bloom import sources in January are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

January 2019

January 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

Russia

22,783

226,664

-89.95

Georgia

6,900

6,848

0.76

Azerbaijan

1,954

349

459.89

Iran

1,797

-

-

Germany

1,169

1,339

-12.70

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


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