Turkish hot rolled coil (HRC) import prices from European and
CIS mills were unchanged this week, according to Turkish market
HRC import prices stood at $680-700 per tonne cfr main Turkish
port for May production and delivery, unchanged from deals were concluded last
"ArcelorMittal Galati in Romania is the main supplier of HRC to
Turkey as its prices are always competitive," a trader in
CIS, Spanish and Italian HRC exporters have also been offering
material to Turkey, but sales have been slow.
"European and CIS mills publish their prices once a month -
between the first and third week in the month depending on the
mill," a source from a Turkish service centre said.
"I haven't heard of any imports this week. Everything comes
down to the price. If imports are cheaper, then consumers will
buy from the import market rather than the domestic market.
ArcelorMittal Galati has short lead times they can deliver in
about two days."
Demand for HRC imports to Turkey remains slow and sales have
been few and far between, Metal Bulletin was told.
"Stockists in Turkey prefer to buy from Turkish mills, and tube
and pipe producers prefer to import from the CIS or Europe due
to lower prices," a stockist source in Turkey said.