BURSA, Turkey Turkey
exported 1.72 million tonnes of steel tube and pipe in the
first 11 months of this year, up 13.9 percent from the same
period last year, according to the Turkish Steel Pipe
Manufacturers Association. The exports were valued at
$1.59 billion, up 4.5 percent in the same comparison.
Data released by the Turkish
Steel Exporters Association showed that pipe products
made up 9.4 percent of the countrys total steel
Iraq has been the biggest buyer
of Turkish pipe this year, importing 337,531 tonnes, followed
by the United States (285,219 tonnes), Britain (204,041 tonnes)
and Algeria (129,259 tonnes).
Turkeys steel pipe exports
totaled 202,889 tonnes in November, up 58.2 percent from a year
earlier. They had a total value of $180.8 million, up 36.6
Turkish exports to the European
Union recovered in November as regional demand strengthened
slightly, but Iraq remained Turkeys largest pipe export
market at 47,028 tonnes, followed by Algeria (33,908 tonnes)
and the United States (18,048 tonnes).
A version of this article was first
published by AMM sister publication Steel