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TURKEY’S

EXPORT BY INDUSTRY - 2017

  • Automotive

    31,6Billion USD

    Export Value

    %18,8Share in

    Total Export

  • Textile

    17,6Billion USD

    Export Value

    %10,5Share in

    Total Export

  • Chemicals

    17,4Billion USD

    Export Value

    %10,3Share in

    Total Export

  • Statistics

    Steel

    15,6Billion USD

    Export Value

    %9,3Share in

    Total Export

  • Elektronics

    11,3Billion USD

    Export Value

    %6,7Share in

    Total Export

  • 168,0Billion USD

    Total Export in 2018

TURKISH STEEL INDUSTRY

Today Turkey has 24 electric arc furnace mill plants (EAF), 5 induction furnice plants and its 3 BOF plants.

In 2018, global output increased 1,8 billion tons, up by 4.6% on 2017. She had a 0.6% decrease with 37.3 million tons in year 2018.

In 1996, The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) agreement signed between the EU and Turkey. With signing the agreement, customs duties on bilateral steel trade were abolished. The agreement allows Turkey to trade its iron and steel products without customs duty with all EU member states. Additionally, the Government does not subsidize Turkish domestic steel industry due to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) agreement.

All steel companies in the country are privately held, and Turkish steelmakers continue to pursue technological developments to enhance the long-term viability of the industry in the global marketplace. The steel industry has become one of the most developed sectors in Turkey and today counts as the fourth largest contributor to the Turkish economy.

TURKEY’S

STEEL MAP - 2018

A GROWING INDUSTRY

After 1980, with the implementation of import substitution system, Turkey has increased her steel export to primarily neighboring countries such as Iran, Iraq and North African countries. In the next 20 years, Turkey realized a major production and export boom.

While Turkey was the world’s 10th biggest steel producer in 2001, she has become the 8th biggest producer globally and 2nd largest steel producer in Europe in 2018. In fact, she was the third fastest growing steel producer in the world between 2001 and 2011, after China and India. Steel production in Turkey has increased significantly since 2001, growing from 15 million tons (mt) in 2001 to 37.3 million tons in 2018. Growth of the industry has been driven by strong domestic consumption. Turkey’s crude steel consumption per capita has increased to 455 kg in 2018 and is expected to continue to growing in the medium-long terms. In addition to the strong domestic demand and dynamic steel using industries, Turkey’s well placed position also supports exports and production.

TURKEY’S

STEEL INDUSTRY - OVERVIEW

1000 Mio Tons 2017 2018 CNG
Production 37,524 37,312 %-0,6
Consumption 35,926 30,584 -14,9%
Export 17,725 21,350 20,5%
Import 17,689 15,900 -10,1%

TURKISH STEEL IN THE WORLD

Turkish steel manufacturers export to all over the world, due to competitive prices and effective marketing strategies. According to 2018 figures, Turley’s main export region is the the European Union with 8.6 million tons by %54.4 increase and constituting 40% of Turkey’s total steel exports. Middle East is another main export destination of Turkish steel exports with 3.8 million tons and Turkey’s export to the region decrease 6.4% in 2018. Turkey steel export also decrease to North America by %15.2. On the other hand, in 2018, Turkish steel exports to Far East region and North Africa region increase by %34.5 and %5.1, respectively.

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TURKISH STEEL