Turkish HRC import volume down 18.7 percent in 2018

Friday, 15 February 2019 16:45:13 (GMT+3)   |   Shanghai
       

In December last year, Turkey's total hot rolled coil (HRC) imports decreased by 46.33 percent year on year to 162,309 metric tons, up 13.9 percent compared to November, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). These imports had a value of $93.6 million, rising by 6.7 percent month on month and down 46.8 percent year on year.

Last year, Turkey's HRC imports amounted to 3.4 million mt, down 18.7 percent, while the value of these imports decreased by 3.4 percent to $2.06 billion, both year on year.

In the given period, Russia ranked first among Turkey's HRC import sources, with its HRC exports to Turkey amounting to 1,511,723 mt, down 26.25 percent year on year, followed by Ukraine which shipped 471,402 mt of HRC to Turkey in the given period.
 
Turkey's top HRC import sources in 2018 are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

Y-o-y change (%)

December 2018

December 2017

Y-o-y change (%)

Russia

1,511,723

2,049,925

-26.25

80,718

128,001

-36.94

Ukraine

471,402

263,034

79.22

22,251

24,754

-10.11

France

306,208

479,506

-36.14

16,503

50,282

-67.18

Brazil

253,947

263,617

-3.67

24,367

-

-

Germany

154,096

171,442

-10.12

911

8,911

-89.78

Netherlands

114,295

29,541

286.90

-

2,995

-

India

93,946

23,536

299.16

-

-

-

Turkey's main HRC import sources in 2018 are as follows:


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