In April this year, Turkey’s billet and bloom import volume increased by 129.6% month on month to 201,359 mt, down by 45.0% year on year, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).
The value of these imports totaled $160.22 million, up 133.0 % month on month and down 27.4% year on year.
In the first four months of this year, Turkey’s billet import volume amounted to 604,623 mt, decreasing by 53.0% , while the value of these imports decreased by 39.2% to $445.01 million, both year on year.
In the given period, Turkey imported 285,400 mt of billet and bloom from Russia, down 57.19 % year on year, with Russia ranking as Turkey’s leading billet and bloom import source, ahead of Ukraine which supplied 84,778 mt in the given period.
The data included two Arab countries: the Sultanate of Oman, with exports of 45,726 mt , and Algeria, with exports of 31,560 mt .