BURSA, Turkey Turkish
scrap import volumes continued to grow in 2012 on increasing
production from electric-arc furnaces (EFs), according to data
released by the Turkish Statistical Institute.
Turkey imported 22.4 million
tonnes of ferrous scrap in 2012, up 4.5 percent from the
The countrys EF-based
output totaled 26.6 million tonnes during the same period, up
5.1 percent year on year.
The European Union was
Turkeys principal scrap supplier in 2012, sending 11.51
million tonnes to the nation. The United States and Canada came
in second with a combined 6.7 million tonnes, and the
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Balkan countries
followed with 3.23 million tonnes.
The Middle EastNorth
Africa region (Mena) supplied 685,747 tonnes.
In December, Turkish imports of
ferrous scrap totaled 1.8 million tonnes, down 14.6 percent
from the corresponding month in 2011, according to the
December imports rose 3.3
percent month on month and were valued at $694.7 million,
equivalent to about $387 per tonne c.f.r. Thats up from
$380 per tonne c.f.r. in November.
The European Union was the
largest scrap supplier to Turkey in December, providing 1.03
million tonnes. The United States and Canada followed with
395,751 tonnes, and the CIS and Balkan countries ranked third
at 307,574 tonnes. The Mena region came fourth with 57,272
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel