Tag: Turkey

Turkey’s pig iron imports down 32.3 percent in February

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In February this year, Turkey’s pig iron imports amounted to 87,301 mt, down 32.3 percent year on year and decreasing by 19.4 percent compared to January, according to the data provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK). The total value of Turkey’s pig iron imports in the given month decreased by 37.3 percent year on […]

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Kardemir: We aim to improve collaboration with Turkey-based automotive producers

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SteelOrbis talked to Dr. Hüseyin Soykan, general manager of Kardemir, regarding the relationship between automotive and steel industries. What are the products Kardemir supplies or plans to develop for the automotive sector since it will now supply steel to new domestic automobile producer? Our 11th Development Plan involves the production and development of high-value new materials […]

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Beycelik : We don’t expect a substantial increase in automotive steel demand

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Can Sakarya, purchasing manager at Beycelik Gestamp, talked to SteelOrbis about the situation in auto steel market and the relationship between automotive and steel industries.  How do you view the automotive sector’s demand for steel? What is your prediction for the coming period? In general, 2020 will be a year in parallel with 2019. We […]

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Borusan Mannesmann: Our aim is to increase our share in all markets by focusing on value-added products

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Ali Okyay, assistant general manager at Borusan Mannesmann, talked to SteelOrbis about the situation in auto steel market and the relationship between automotive and steel industries.  How do you interpret current steel demand in the automotive industry? The automotive sector ranks second in terms of flat steel usage, following the Turkish pipe/profile sector. The Turkish […]

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MMK Metalürji: Growth expected to normalize in next two years

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Assessment of 2019 Despite trade wars targeting the steel industry and, as a result, duties and quotas, 2019 will be remembered for producers leaning towards alternative markets and increasing export volumes. In recent years, production capacities in the Turkish coated steel industry increased, while Turkish steel producers focused on export markets due to the decrease […]

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