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Turkey: the volume of imports of sheet steel are slightly growing

6 November 2012
Turkey: the volume of imports of sheet steel are slightly growing

Institute Of Statistics Of Turkey (Turkish Statistical

Institute) published data analysis of commercial operations on foreign

suppliers of stainless flat rolled in September. According to estimates

Bureau staff, in the reporting period, the volume of import of metal in this category

the country has slightly increased during this time through the state border was

carried 25.5 thousand tons of steel. It’s more the August indicators

3,6%. When comparing the same data in the same periods of the current and the past years

in TurkStat has noted a regression: the numbers of 2012, by 32.5% less than last year.

The same dynamic was reflected in data for the September

the volume of stainless steel purchases in cash. In the 9th month

the current year, Turkey imported metal to 64.3 million dollars

USA, which is 2.3% more than the August figures. When comparing the same volume

imports year-on-year, analysts TurkStat witnessed negative

dynamics: the amount of contracts in September 2012 decreased compared to last year

the figures more than 40%.

Despite the decline in imports of stainless

steel in Turkey when compared to the September figures of this and last years

the dynamics of the data on import of the metal over the entire period from the beginning of the year is

positive. From January to September the country imported 271,3 thousand tonnes

this product, which is 1.6% more than in the same period last


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