Billet imports into Turkey doubled to 1.36mn mt in January-April 2021, according to SteelData.
CIS countries supplied 71.5pc of steel semis, while Russia doubled its shipments to 678,000mt during the period under review. Ukraine’s shipments to Turkey increased by 50pc to 294,000mt.
Turkey’s billet imports from Qatar, Oman, and Algeria tallied at 97,000mt, 92,000mt, and 69,000mt, respectively, in the first four months of 2021.
In April 2021, Turkey imported 403,000mt of steel billet versus 66,000mt in the same month a year ago, according to SteelData. Supply of semis from Russia, Ukraine, Algeria, and Oman totaled 155,000mt, 103,000mt, 60,500mt, and 55,000mt, respectively.