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Turkey’s Crude Steel production down 10.1% in Jan-Jun 2019

Turkey produced 16.994 million tonnes of crude steel in January-June 2019, down 10.14% on the 18.912 million tonnes produced in the first six months of 2018, according to latest data from the Turkish Steel Producers Association (TÇÜD).

Turkey’s billet output declined by 18% to 10.4 million tonnes in January-June 2019 from 12.7 million tonnes in the same period in 2018. Slab production rose 5.7% to 6.55 million tonnes from 6.19 million tonnes in the corresponding period in 2018.

In the given period,production in plants with electric arc furnaces decreased by 12.8% to 11.4 million tonnes; integrated plants produced 5.6 million tonnes of crude steel, down 4.1 percent.

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