Turkey’s steel export volume up 15.5 percent in Q1

Thursday, 02 May 2019 16:27:30 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In the first quarter of the current year, Turkey's steel exports increased by 15.5 percent year on year to 5.8 million mt, while the value of these exports moved up by 3.8 percent year on year to $4.3 billion, according to the data released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD). 

In the given period, Turkey's long steel exports fell by 8.8 percent to 2.5 million mt, while its flat steel exports increased by 41 percent to 1.7 million mt, both on year-on-year basis. In the January-March period, the country’s semi-finished steel exports moved up by 398 percent to 596,000 mt, year on year. 

In March this year, Turkey's steel exports increased by 147 percent to 2.1 million mt, with a value of $1.5 billion, up 0.7 percent, both year on year.

In the given month, Turkey's flat steel exports increased by 35.2 percent year on year to 583,000 mt, while its long steel product exports decreased by 15.2 percent year on year to 836,000 mt. In the given month, the country’s semi-finished steel exports rose by 782 percent to 270,000 mt, year on year.


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