Turkey’s HRC import volume up 15.4% in January

According to data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), in January this year Turkey’s imports of Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) increased by 15.4% year-on-year to 413,777 metric tons, in up 21.8% from December. Revenue from these imports was $366.43 million, up 22.3% month-on-month and up 84.6% from the same month in 2021.

During the review period, Ukraine ranked first among Turkey’s HRC import sources, with its HRC exports to Turkey amounting to 94,600 tonnes, down 22.6% year-on-year, followed by Russia which shipped 75,820 tons of HRC to Turkey in the given period.

The main sources of HRC imports from Turkey in January are as follows:

The country

Amount (tons)

January 2022

January 2021

Annual change (%)

Ukraine

94,600

122,250

-22.62

Russia

75,820

134 139

-43.48

UK

69 197

France

48,895

29,625

65.05

Netherlands

42,343

1,551

2630.05

Japan

22,276

52,992

-57.96

Slovakia

19,807

Spain

18,315

1,276

1335.34

Serbia

9,682

Germany

7,923

1,099

620.93

The main sources of HRC imports from Turkey in January are as follows:

Sharon P. Juarez