Turkey’s crude steel output down 10.5 percent in Jan-Apr

Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:29:31 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to a statement released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD), Turkish crude steel output in April this year increased by two percent month on month and was up by 2.6 percent year on year to 3.04 million mt. In the given month, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces rose by 0.9 percent, while production by integrated plants increased by 6.6 percent, both year on year.

In the January-April period, Turkish crude steel output fell to 11.2 million mt, down 10.5 percent year on year. In the same period, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces declined by 15 percent to 7.4 million mt, while production by integrated plants decreased by 0.2 percent to 3.8 million mt, both year on year.

In the first four months of this year, Turkey's billet output decreased by 19.1 percent to 6.9 million mt, while its slab output rose by 7.6 percent to 4.3 million mt, both compared to the corresponding period of last year.


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