Crude Steel Production Tarih: 23 January 2017
Between 2007-2012, among 10 biggest steel producing countries Turkey was the third country to achieve the highest production growth after China and India. However, between 2012-2015 Turkey’s production fell by 12.2 %. After declining for three consecutive years Turkey’s crude steel output bottomed 31.5 mt in 2015, however, in 2016 production increased to 33.2 mt, up by 5.2 %. Despite the increase in 2016, Turkey’s steel production is still 7.6 % below the level of 2012.
Turkey’s billet output dropped by 0.9 % to 23.02 mt, while slab production reached 10.15 mt up by 22.5%. Compared to the level of 2012, while billet output declined by 14.9 %, slab output grew by the same amount.
In 2016, crude steel output by electric arc furnaces increased to 21.85 mt, up by 6.7 %, while output by integrated mills grew by 2.6 %. In 2016, billet accounted for 69 % of the total crude steel output. 66 % of the total crude steel output was by electric arc furnaces.