Ankara Metal Products Exporters Association was established in 1993 and has more than 2000 members. The Association was formed with the aim of increasing exports, enhancing professional solidarity, organizing the professional activities and relations of the exporters, finding solutions to their problems, and providing guidance. Coordinated by the Board of Directors consisting of 11 members, initiatives are taken and studies are conducted in order to seek solutions to the problems of the sector, thus making a contribution towards the competitiveness of the sector in the international markets.
In 2019, Turkey’s overall ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports accounted for 12,2% of Turkey’s total exports. Turkey’s ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports amounted to 21,9 billion USD in the year 2019, according to the records of the Exporters’ Association.
Iron-steel sector is a strategic sector providing inputs to a myriad of industrial sectors. With its dynamic structure, Turkish steel sector exhibits an extremely successful performance in keeping pace with the developments emerging in the world export markets and in making good use of the opportunities, and makes great efforts to enter every market where steel is consumed.
Turkey is set to become an increasingly more active player in iron-steel sector across the world. Among the 10 largest steel producer with the 8th rank, Turkey's raw steel production of 33.7 million tons.
The amount of approximately 1.7% of world steel production is undertaken by Turkey.
According to Worldsteel data and trademap, Turkey is:
- World’s 1st rebar exporter
- World’s 7th steel producer
- World’s 1st copper stranded wire exporter
- World’s 1st steel bars and rods exporter
- World’s 1st exporter of radiator and towel warmer products exporter
- World’s 3rd steel profiles exporter
- World’s 9th pipes exporter
- World’s 5th biggest energy transmission lines exporter
- World’s 5th airport passenger boarding bridges exporter
- World’s 6th steel barbed wire exporter
- World’s 2nd refined copper wire exporter
- World’s 8th containers exporter
Iron-steel sector has gained a fast growth momentum after especially the year 2001 with investments in flat and structural steel products in particular. In order to put an end to our country’s import-dependency in flat steel products and to meet the finished products requirement of the industry from the domestic market, there has been an increase in the investments for production of flat products in the recent years, with the slab production capacity surging by 442% from 3 million tons in the year 2000 to 16.3 million tons in 2013, thanks particularly to the 13 million-ton new production capacity taken under operation in
Being one of the locomotive sectors of Turkey, “Metal Industry” sector is among the sectors having the biggest impact on the Turkish economy..!
Consequently, Turkey is set to become an increasingly more active player in this sector on a global scale in the coming years..!
In the recent years, Turkey’s share in global exports has increased, while there has been a decline in the shares of many influential countries, excepting China. The most important markets for Turkey’s exports are particularly the European Union, the Middle East, North African countries, and the United States of America.
With high technological equipment and experience, the sector is internationally competitive, focusing on production of quality products at international standards. Turkey’s construction components sector continues its activities with high environmental awareness, realizing branded production at world standards.
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