Turkey's iron ore imports up 2.3 percent in January

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 17:24:39 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In January this year, Turkey's iron ore imports totaled 946,313 mt, falling by 7.5 percent compared to December and up 2.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, according to the statistics provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports decreased by 13.88 percent month on month to $88.7 million and was up 8.1 compared to January 2018.

In the given period, Turkey's iron ore imports from Brazil stood at 680,683 mt, up 99.50 percent year on year. Brazil was followed by Sweden which supplied 190,023 mt, while Turkey's iron ore imports from Ukraine in the given period amounted to 49,503 mt.

Turkey's iron ore import sources in January are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

January 2019

January 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

Brazil

680,683

341,202

99.50

Sweden

190,023

235,839

-19.43

Ukraine

49,503

44,604

10.98

Russia

26,102

165,353

-84.21

Turkey's iron ore import sources January this year can be seen in the graph below:


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