Turkey said collecting more domestic scrap

Jun 27, 2013 | 05:31 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  Turkish scrap, Veysel Yayan, Namik Ekinci, Turkish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association, scrap imports, scrap exports, Turkey, Steel Success Strategies XXVIII Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — Turkey is ramping up efforts to boost domestic collections of ferrous scrap in order to reduce its dependence on scrap imports, according to the Turkish Iron and Steel Producers’ Association.

The country remains the world’s largest importer of ferrous scrap, and though that scenario is unlikely to change for some years, the Turkish government and steel industry will look to boost domestic scrap collections and processing through measures like incentives, said Veysel Yayan, general secretary of the trade association.

Speaking to AMM on the sidelines of the recent Steel Success Strategies XXVIII conference in New York, Yayan said that the country has already made some progress in improving flows from domestic scrap companies directly into steel mills.....

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