Turkish HRC import volume down 23.5 percent in January

Thursday, 14 March 2019 13:57:41 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul
       

According to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), in January this year Turkey's hot rolled coil (HRC) imports decreased by 23.5 percent year on year to 284,705 metric tons, up 75.4 percent compared to December 2018. The revenue from these imports amounted to $159.3 million, up 70.2 percent month on month and decreasing by 24.2 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.


In the given period, Russia ranked first among Turkey's HRC import sources, with its HRC exports to Turkey amounting to 171,262 mt, up 18.9 percent year on year, followed by the Netherlands which shipped 31,291 mt of HRC to Turkey in the given period.

Turkey's top HRC import sources in January are as follows:

Country

Amount (mt)

   

 

January 2019

January 2018

Change (%)

Russia

171,262

144,002

18.93

Netherlands

31,291

35,077

-10.79

Brazil

27,224

3,695

636.78

Ukraine

25,420

45,220

-43.79

France

15,818

40,783

-61.21

Romania

7,905

7,758

1.89

Belgium

3,014

5,387

-44.05


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

 


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