Ankara Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Exporters Association was established in 1993 and has more than 1,100 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 2014, Turkey’s overall ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports accounted for 13% of Turkey’s total exports. Turkey’s ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports amounted to 20.3 billion USD in the year 2014, 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. In the world raw steel production, Turkey ranked 38th forty years ago, 20th twenty years ago, shooting up to 8th place in the year 2013 by increasing her raw steel production by 35% relative to the level in the year 2007.
Realizing approximately 2.2% of the world steel production, Turkey is the world’s 7th biggest steel exporter, 9th biggest steel importer, and the world’s biggest exporter of structural iron in terms of quantity. Being the biggest supplier of steel products to the Middle Eastern and Gulf countries and a net exporter of long products, Turkish steel sector aims to become a net exporter of flat products as well in a couple of years.
According to Worldsteel data, Turkey is:
• World’s 8th biggest steel producer
• World’s 8th biggest steel consumer
• World’s 7th biggest steel exporter
• World’s 9th biggest steel importer
• World’s 6th biggest net steel exporter
• World’s biggest exporter of structural iron and the second biggest exporter of long products after China
• The biggest steel supplier of the Middle Eastern and Gulf countries.
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 2006-2013 period. With the rapid increase in the investments for flat products, billet production capacity also increased by 138% from 16.8 million tons in the year 2000 to 40.1 million tons.
Between the years 2000-2013, Turkey’s production of final products rose by 155% from 14.3 million tons to 36.4 million tons, with the production of long products increasing by 139% from 11.1 million tons to 26.5 million tons, and the production of flat products rising by 214% from 3.2 million tons to 9.9 million tons.
Turkey’s consumption of final products, on the other hand, increased by 10%, which is quite a high level worldwide, to 31.3 million tons in the year 2013, with the consumption of long products used generally by the construction sector increasing by 12.3% to 16.7 million tons, and the consumption of flat products increasing by 7.4% to 14.6 million tons. The low level of the rate of increase of the consumption of flat products resulted from the deceleration of the rate of growth of the manufacturing industry.
CONSTRUCTION COMPONENTS SECTOR
Being one of the locomotive sectors of Turkey, “Metal Industry” sector is among the sectors having the biggest impact on the Turkish economy..!
With total exports of USD 20.3 billion in 2014, the sector accounted for 13% of Turkey’s total exports..!
“Metal Industry” sector has a remarkably high export potential in Turkey’s total exports of 2014…
Consequently, Turkey is set to become an increasingly more active player in this sector on a global scale in the coming years..!
Turkey meets 3% of the world’s imports of construction components made of
- Energy Transmission Lines,
- GSM Antenna Towers,
- Steel Construction,
- Construction Formwork and Components
which totalled USD 46 billion in 2014.
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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