Turkish flat steel exports down 3% in 2020 but December up 122%

Turkey exported 5,451,349 tonnes of flat steel products in 2020, a decrease of 2.82% compared with 5,609,697 tonnes in 2019, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

The country exported 566,436 tonnes of flat steel in December 2020, a 121.59% increase year-on-year compared with the 465,853 tonnes exported in December 2019, the institute said in a recent statement.

The main reason for December’s sharp increase was the strong demand in the flat steel export markets in September] and October, when orders were placed for shipments...


Serife Durmus

February 03, 2021

17:35 GMT