Turkey's iron ore imports down 12.72 percent in January-April

Monday, 15 June 2020 12:16:17 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In April this year, Turkey's iron ore imports totaled 923,009 mt, increasing by 12.9 percent compared to March and up 63.5 percent as compared to the same month of 2019, according to the statistics provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports increased by 124 percent to $92.32 million year on year, up 16.1 percent as compared to March.

Meanwhile, in the January-April period of this year, Turkey's iron ore imports amounted to 2.94 million metric tons, down 12.72 percent year on year, while the revenue generated by these imports totaled $293.2 million, decreasing by 6.03 percent compared to the same period of 2019.

In the given period, Turkey's iron ore imports from Brazil stood at 1.56 million mt, down 19.23 percent year on year. Brazil was followed by Sweden which supplied 810,630 mt, while Turkey's iron ore imports from Russia in the given period amounted to 373,866 mt.

Turkey's iron ore import sources in the January-April period are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

   

 

 

 

 

January-April 2020

January-April 2019

Change (%)

April 2020

April 2019

Change (%)

Brazil

1,555,029

1,925,285

-19.23

414,132

334,115

23.95

Sweden

810,630

565,131

43.44

330,110

-

-

Russia

373,866

152,011

145.95

149,613

37,682

297.04

S. Africa

172,929

172,362

0.33

-

-

-

Ukraine

29,154

156,606

-81.38

29,153

28,452

2.46

Turkey's iron ore import sources in the first four months of last year can be seen in the graph below:


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