Turkey’s non-ferrous scrap imports jumped 88pc for aluminum and 34pc for copper in the first seven months of the year, according to the country’s Customs data.
Aluminum scrap import volumes stood at 169,656mt from January-July 2021 when compared to 90,239mt in the same period of last year, while copper scrap cargoes to Turkey increased to 37,288mt from 27,900mt.
In July, the country imported 24,274mt of the material, a 92pc surge from 12,630mt in the same month of 2020. Germany was the largest exporter of aluminum scrap to the country, recording 1.5 times more shipments at 2,673mt in July from 1,064mt in the same month last year.
Turkey imported 5,743mt of copper scrap in July, up by 5pc from 5,479mt in the same year-ago month. The leading exporter of the material to the country was Libya, with a 56pc jump to 2,478mt in June from 1,585mt in the previous year.