In January this year, Turkey’s iron ore imports totaled 1.28 million mt, increasing by 39.8 percent compared to December and up 111.3 percent as compared to the same month of 2020, according to the statistics provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The value of these imports increased by 181.1 percent to $161.75 million year on year, while up 48.3 percent as compared to December.
In the given month, Turkey’s iron ore imports from Brazil stood at 791,731 mt, up 141.72 percent year on year. Brazil was followed by Sweden which supplied 164,973 mt, while Turkey’s iron ore imports from Russia in the given month amounted to 140,459 mt.
Turkey’s top iron ore import sources in January are as follows:
Turkey’s iron ore import sources in January can be seen in the graph below: