November 2013’s hot rolled coil exports from Turkey worth $55.38 million, decreased by 0.63% year-on-year to 96kt, but that represents an increase of 68% over October 2013. While the export value was down 3.61%, it was up 66% on October 2013.

Turkey’s HRC export volume from January to November 2013 rose by 99% to 1.21Mt and was worth $713.50 – a year-on-year rise of 79%.

Chief HRC export markets for Turkey were Italy and Portugal. When compared with November 2012 figures, exports to Italy rose by 118% during the first 11 months of 2013 and to Portugal by a staggering 722%. US exports rose by 265%.

Turkey’s other HRC export markets are Spain, Thailand, Romania, Greece, Libya, the UK and Belgium.