Turkey’s crude steel output down 16.1 percent in January-February

Monday, 18 March 2019 15:59:11 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to a statement released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD), Turkish crude steel output in February this year increased by 2.6 percent month on month and was down by 12.5 percent year on year to 2.63 million mt.

In the given month, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces fell by 17.3 percent, while production by integrated plants decreased by 1.5 percent, both year on year.

In the January-February period, Turkish crude steel output fell by 16.1 percent to 5.2 million mt, compared to 6.2 million mt in 2018. In the same period, Turkey's crude steel output by electric arc furnaces declined by 22 percent to 3.3 million mt, while production by integrated plants decreased by 3.2 percent to 1.87 million mt, both year on year.

In the first two months of the year, Turkey's billet output decreased by 25 percent to 3.2 million mt from 4.2 million mt in 2018, while its slab output rose by three percent to two million mt, from 1.9 million mt in the corresponding period of last year.


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