Turkish HRC import volume down 13.6 percent in Q1

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 13:50:58 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), in March this year Turkey's hot rolled coil (HRC) imports decreased by 21.6 percent year on year to 228,695 metric tons, down 23 percent compared to February. The revenue from these imports amounted to $116.9 million, down 23.5 percent month on month and decreasing by 33.4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.

Meanwhile, in the first three months of this year, Turkey's HRC imports amounted to 810,477 metric tons, down 13.6 percent year on year, while the revenue generated by these imports totaled $429.1 million, decreasing by 21.1 percent compared to same period of 2018.

In the given period, Russia ranked first among Turkey's HRC import sources, with its HRC exports to Turkey amounting to 432,118 mt, up 25.4 percent year on year, followed by Ukraine which shipped 99,798 mt of HRC to Turkey in the given period.

Turkey's top HRC import sources in the January-March period are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

   

 

 

 

 

January-March 2019

January- March 2018

Change (%)

March 2019

March 2018

Change (%)

Russia

432,118

344,570

25.41

114,399

112,997

1.24

Ukraine

99,798

136,780

-27.04

34,866

25,695

35.69

Netherlands

84,858

85,423

-0.66

14,571

39,701

-63.30

Brazil

53,835

12,852

318.88

-

-

-

France

51,498

97,838

-47.36

16,403

24,201

-32.22

Romania

28,200

18,818

4986

14,713

7,442

97.70

Spain  

22,521

43,187

-47.85

19,710

10,193

93.37

 

Turkey's main HRC import sources in the January-March period are as follows:


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