Turkey’s crude steel output down 14.5 percent in Q1

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 15:29:59 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to a statement released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD), Turkish crude steel output in March this year increased by 13.3 percent month on month and was down by 11.7 percent year on year to 2.99 million mt.

In the given month, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces fell by 16.6 percent, while production by integrated plants decreased by 0.5 percent, both year on year.

In the January-March period, Turkish crude steel output fell to 8.2 million mt, down 14.5 percent year on year from 9.6 million mt. In the same period, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces declined by 20 percent to 5.3 million mt, while production by integrated plants decreased by 2.2 percent to 2.9 million mt, both year on year.

In the first quarter of this year, Turkey's billet output decreased by 23.5 percent to 5 million mt from 6.5 million mt in 2018, while its slab output rose by 4.5 percent to 3.2 million mt, from three million mt in the corresponding period of last year.

 


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