Turkey’s steel export volume up 17 percent in January-February

Monday, 01 April 2019 15:54:55 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

In the first two months of the current year, Turkey's steel exports increased by 17 percent year on year to 3.8 million mt, while the value of these exports moved up by 6.8 percent year on year to $2.75 billion, according to the data released by the Turkish Steel Producers' Association (TCUD). 

In the given period, Turkey's long steel exports fell by 4.5 percent to 1.7 million mt, while its flat steel exports increased by 44.5 percent to 1.2 million mt, both on year-on-year basis. In the January-February period, the country’s semi-finished steel exports moved up by 267 percent to 327,000 mt, year on year. 

In February this year, Turkey's steel exports increased by 17.7 percent to 1.87 million mt, with a value of $1.4 billion, up five percent, both year on year.

In the given month, Turkey's flat steel exports increased by 38.6 percent year on year to 641,000 mt, while its long steel product exports decreased by 4.1 percent year on year to 760,000 mt. In the given month, the country’s semi-finished steel exports rose by 348.2 percent to 136,000 mt, year on year.


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