There's enough Turkey to go around for EU, US

Nov 03, 2006 | 08:10 AM |

Turkish ferrous scrap imports from Europe more than doubled in the first half of this year, with the country taking 2.4 million tonnes of metal from western Europe.

The 124-percent jump from the first six month of 2005 strengthened Turkey's position as Europe's leading scrap buyer, according to Anton van Genuchten, managing director of TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG, Germany's largest scrap processor.

Speaking at the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) convention in Brussels last week, van Genuchten noted that the figures from Statistic Bureau Germany showed the United States was the second-largest buyer of EU scrap, taking 493,000 tonnes in the six-month period, a 9-percent increase from a year earlier.....

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