Turkey's CRC imports down 15.6 percent in 2018

Monday, 18 February 2019 12:01:30 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In December last year, Turkey's cold rolled coil (CRC) imports decreased by 27.2 percent month on month to 31,914 mt, down 53.1 percent year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports was $19.97 million, falling by 37.3 percent compared to November and down 56 percent year on year.

Last year, Turkey's CRC imports amounted to 772,163 mt, down 15.6 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 3.3 percent to $515.66 million, both year on year.

In the given period, Russia ranked first among Turkey's CRC import sources, supplying 377,433 mt, down 3.43 percent year on year. Meanwhile, in the given period, Turkey's CRC imports from China totaled 96,715 mt.

Turkey's main CRC 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

377,433

390,844

-3.43

18,009

22,301

-19.25

China

96,715

23,529

311.05

-

-

-

Romania

70,862

99,356

-28.68

6,651

8,057

-17.45

Belgium

50,754

99,125

-48.80

1,525

8,211

-81.43

Ukraine

44,582

121,313

-63.25

525

8,656

-93.93

Turkey's CRC import sources in 2018 can be seen in the graph below:


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