Turkey’s scrap imports down 26.3 percent in January

Thursday, 07 March 2019 17:06:43 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In January this year, Turkey's scrap import volume decreased by 26.3 percent year on year to 1.24 million metric tons and was down 23.9 percent compared to December, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $410.3 million, down 24 percent year on year and falling by 25 percent month on month.

In the given period, Turkey imported 214,398 mt of scrap from the US, down 25.11 percent year on year, with the US ranking as Turkey's leading scrap import source, ahead of the UK which supplied 192,055 mt in the given period, up 48.86 percent year on year.
 
Turkey's top 10 scrap import sources in January period are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

January 2019

January 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

USA

214,398

286,300

-25.11

UK

192,055

129,016

48.86

Russia

181,723

213,094

-14.72

Netherlands

155,849

29,584

426.80

Belgium

100,143

203,745

-50.85

Canada

80,238

103,694

-22.62

Lithuania

66,848

24,998

167.41

Denmark

60,870

51,135

19.04

France

60,657

27,810

118.11

Romania

35,201

88,902

-60.40

Turkey's main scrap sources on country basis in January are presented below:


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