In April this year, Turkey’s iron ore imports totaled 1.24 million mt, increasing by 31.3 % compared to March and up 24.6 % as compared to the same month of 2021, according to the statistics provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).
The value of these imports decreased by 4.5 % to $176.51 million year on year, while up 57.5 % as compared to March.
In January-April this year, Turkey’s iron ore imports amounted to 3.75 million mt, up 7.3 % , while the value of these imports decreased by 12.1 % to $484.65 million, both compared to the same period of 2021.
In the given month, Turkey’s iron ore imports from Brazil stood at 1.62 mt, down 2.0 % year on year. Brazil was followed by South Africa which supplied 780,291 mt, while Turkey’s iron ore imports from Sweden in the given month amounted to 659,328 mt.