Turkey’s scrap imports down 27.22 percent in January-April

Friday, 14 June 2019 17:59:04 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In April this year, Turkey's scrap import volume increased by 5.83 percent year on year to 2.01 million metric tons and was up 17.9 percent compared to March, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports totaled $658.65 million, down 3.76 percent year on year and increasing by 23.7 percent month on month.

In the January-April period, Turkey's scrap imports amounted to 5.9 million mt, down 19 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 25 percent to $1.88 billion, both year on year.

In the given period, Turkey imported 1,052,122 mt of scrap from the US, down 27.22 percent year on year, with the US ranking as Turkey's leading scrap import source, ahead of the Netherlands which supplied 892,533 mt in the given period, up 19.61 percent year on year.
 
Turkey's top 10 scrap import sources in the January-April period are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan-Apr 2019

Jan-Apr 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

April 2019

April 2018

Y-o-y change (%)

USA

1,052,122

1,445,627

-27.22

316,652

455,339

-30.46

Netherlands

892,533

746,204

19.61

293,716

183,818

59.79

UK

752,329

1,109,172

-32.17

343,569

268,393

28.01

Russia

648,175

804,092

-19.39

209,130

193,710

7.96

Belgium

438,756

837,354

-47.60

150,101

263,739

-43.09

Germany

322,185

163,016

97.64

103,845

29,251

255.01

Romania

273,004

177,871

53.48

89,356

40,631

119.92

France

240,650

182,181

32.09

84,871

43,838

93.60

Denmark

240,296

305,403

-21.32

78,953

107,054

-26.25

Lithuania

142,101

294,547

-51.76

70,030

51,074

37.11


Turkey's main scrap import destinations on country basis in the January-April period this year are presented below:


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