Kazakh import of steel from Turkey down amid COVID-19 global pandemic
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The value of steel export from Turkey to Kazakhstan dropped by 48.3 percent in the past eight months of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, having stood at $19.3 million, the Turkish Trade Ministry told Trend.
In August 2020, Turkey exported steel worth $947,000 to Kazakhstan, which is 66.94 percent less than in the same month of last year.
Steel exports from Turkey to world markets decreased by 16.1 percent from January through August 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, amounting to $7.8 billion.
The ministry said that Turkey’s steel exports made up 7.7 percent of the country's total exports over the reporting period.
In August 2020, Turkey exported the steel to international markets in the amount of $878.4 million, which is 13.5 percent less compared to August 2019, the ministry noted.
At the same time, Turkey’s steel exports in August 2020 accounted for 7 percent of the country's overall exports.
Over the past 12 months (from August 2019 through August 2020), Turkey exported the steel worth over $12.3 billion to foreign markets.
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