IRON and STEEL
The tenth largest importer of Iron ore, Turkey has recorded decline in iron ore imports for the month of Aug’18. The imports recorded at 1.08 MnT in Aug'18, down 11% as against 1.22 MnT in July'18. The Y-o-Y imports witnessed a rise of 26% in Aug'18 as against 0.86 MnT in Aug'17.
Turkey’s crude steel production declines 8% in Aug’18
Turkey's crude steel production for Aug'18 witnessed at 3 MnT, down 8% on monthly basis as against 3.27 MnT in July'18. On yearly basis, the output reduced 6% as against Aug'17 production at 3.2 MnT.
Turkey’s iron ore imports for the duration Jan-Aug’18 stood at 7.16 MnT, down 4% as against same duration last year at 7.42 MnT.
The non-agglomerated ore (Lumps and Fines) witnessed a fall of 18% M-o-M in imports to 0.51 MnT in Aug'18 as against 0.62 MnT in July'18. However, Y-o-Y imports stood up by 46% in Aug'18 as against 0.35 MnT in Aug'17.
Agglomerated ore (pellets and concentrates) recorded Aug’18 imports at 0.56 MnT, down 7% M-o-M as against 0.6 MnT in July'18. The Y-o-Y import marked an increase of 10% as compared to Aug'17 imports at 0.51 MnT.
Iron ore imports from Brazil down 45% in Aug’18
Brazil continued to be the largest exporter of iron ore to Turkey in Aug'18 at 0.34 MnT, contributing 31% of total Turkey's import for the month. The imports witnessed a drop of 45% M-o-M as against 0.62 MnT a month before.
South Korea and Canada exports recorded at 0.17 MnT each for Aug’18 as against being no movement of exports reported a month before.