In the first eight months of 2016, steel imports from China increased to 1.83 mln tons, up by 21.7 pct YoY, according to the Turkish Iron and Steel Producers' Association (TCUD).
Billet imports from China were significantly increased by 86.6 pct to 981,827 tons. Long steel imports were 235,263 tons from China, up by 78.2 pct YoY. Flat steel imports from China were amounted to 336,392 tons, down by 42.9 pct YoY.
Turkish total steel imports in January-August 2016 have increased by 1.7 pct to 12.7 mln tons YoY. Flat steel imports increased by 8.9 pct to 6.1 mln tons YoY but semi finished steel imports were decreased by 10.6 pct to 4.6 mln tons.