Turkish flat steel producers are fully booked until late June.
Several carmakers stopped production in the country in March and April, but most have now resumed, or are planning to resume
output in April and May.
Steel output was also limited during the month due to several companies reducing capacity utilization or taking maintenance breaks
Scrap prices increased in April. Fastmarkets’ daily index for steel scrap, HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix), US origin, cfr Turkey
, was $246.54 per tonne on April 30, compared with $208.57 per tonne on April 1.
Crude steel output
Turkey produced 9 million tonnes of crude steel in January-March 2020, an increase of 9.6% from the corresponding period a year earlier, according to the Turkish Steel Producers’ Association (TCUD).
Turkish hot-rolled and cold-rolled flat steel prices decreased in April because of the pandemic and the global decline...