Turkey’s crude steel output down 10 percent in Jan-May

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 15:14:37 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to a statement released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD), Turkish crude steel output in May this year increased by 0.6 percent month on month and was down by eight percent year on year to 3.06 million mt. In the given month, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces fell by seven percent, while production by integrated plants decreased by 10.6 percent, both year on year.

In the January-May period, Turkish crude steel output fell to 14.3 million mt, down 10 percent year on year. In the same period, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces declined by 13.3 percent to 9.6 million mt, while production by integrated plants decreased by 2.3 percent to 4.7 million mt, both year on year.

In the first five months of this year, Turkey's billet output decreased by 17.8 percent to 8.8 million mt, while its slab output rose by 6.3 percent to 5.5 million mt, both compared to the corresponding period of last year.


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