According to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute, in April this year Turkey's steel billet and bloom exports amounted to 206,930 tonnes decreasing by 9.6% YoY and up 179% compared to March this year. Meanwhile, in April the revenue generated by Turkey's steel billet exports totaled USD 129.2 million increasing 178.5% compared to March this year and down 11% YoY.
Meanwhile, in the first 4 months of 2012 Turkey's steel billet exports declined by 18 percent to 656,147 tonnes while the revenue for these exports stood at USD 403.2 million down by 16% both compared to the same period of 2011.
In the first 4 months of this year, Turkey more than doubled its steel billet exports to Saudi Arabia while the country's steel billet exports to Iran and to UAE decreased by 42% and 78.4% respectively all compared to the first 4 months of 2011.
Turkey's top 10 steel billet export destinations in April 2012:
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