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Turkey’s 2011 stainless steel flat imports surge by 7.2%

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Turkey imported 352,498 tons of stainless steel flat products in 2011, increasing by 7.2% year on year, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).

Among them, the stainless steel flat products imports from Taiwan totaled 83,154 tons, surging by 12.5%l that from South Korea was 48,453 tons, up by 8.4% and that from Germany was 39,058 tons, decreasing by 17.8%, all compared to that in the same period of a year earlier.

In addition, Turkey imported 30,553 tons of stainless steel flat products in December, 2011, rising by 12% month on month and increasing by 3.5% year on year.

In last December, the country’s import values of stainless steel flat products amounted to US$82.7 million, up by 0.4% from a month earlier while dropping by 2.8% year on year.
News Date 08 Feb 2012 16:08:47 reported by Bill Chen

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