Billet imports into Turkey doubled to 956,000mt in January-March 2021, according to SteelData.
CIS countries supplied 75pc of steel semis, while Russia doubled its shipments to Turkey to 523,000mt during the period under review and Ukraine raised them by 20pc to 191,500mt.
Turkey’s billet imports from Qatar, Oman, and India tallied at 97,000mt, 37,000mt, and 30,000mt, respectively, in Q1 2021.
In March 2021, Turkey imported 343,000mt of steel billet versus 156,000mt in the same month a year ago, according to SteelData. Supply of semis from Russia, Qatar, and Ukraine totaled 202,000mt, 49,000mt, and 30,000mt, respectively.