Author: Paul Ploumis29 May 2015 Last updated at 05:52:57 GMT
ANKARA (Scrap Monster): The latest import statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) indicates that the country’s seamless steel pipe imports declined during the month of March this year.
The country imported 15,016 tons of seamless steel pipes during the month, nearly 34.7% lower when compared with the imports during same month a year before. The Turkish seamless pipe imports during March last year had totaled 22,996 tons.
Turkey’s seamless steel pipe imports during the initial three-month period of the year totaled 58,316 tons. The imports were marginally up by 4% when compared with the imports during the corresponding three-month period in 2014.
The largest source of seamless pipe import by Turkey during the initial three months of the year was China. The Chinese exports to Turkey constituted nearly 75% of the country’s total imports. Turkey’s imports from China totaled 40,561 tons during the month. In second place was Ukraine with 5,860 tons, followed by Germany with 4,434 tons.