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 2022, Turkey’s overall ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports accounted for 15,64% of Turkey’s total exports. Turkey’s ferrous and non-ferrous metals exports amounted to 35,45 billion USD in the year 2022, 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 35,134 million tons. The amount of approximately 1,8% of world steel production is undertaken by Turkey.
According to Worldsteel data and trademap, Turkey is:
World's largest rebar exporter
World's largest copper braided wire exporter
World's 3rd largest exporter of iron and steel profiles
World's 3rd largest aluminum profile and bar exporter
World's 4th largest iron and steel wire exporter
World's 5th largest aluminum kitchen and tableware exporter
World's 6th Largest Exporter of Iron or Steel flat rolled
World's 6th largest iron or steel pressure vessel exporter
World's 6th largest iron and steel kitchen and tableware exporter
World's 7th largest Iron-Steel Pipe exporter
World's 7th largest iron and steel nail and screw exporter
World's 7th largest aluminum foil and sheriff exporter
World's 8th largest exporter of Iron and Steel Construction components
World's 8th largest exporter of iron and steel health protective materials
World's 8th largest exporter of aluminum pipes and fittings
It is the 8th largest aluminum construction component exporter in the world.
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. As of 2021, there are a total of 40 steel production facilities in our country, including 3 integrated Simple Oxygen Furnace plants producing from iron ore, 26 Electric Arc furnaces producing from scrap, and 11 Induction Furnace plants.
Being one of the locomotive sectors of Turkey, “Metal Industry” sector is among the sectors having the biggest impact on the Turkish economy..!
The high export potential of the "ferrous and non-ferrous metals" sector is remarkable in the exports of Turkey, which exports a total of 226.5 billion dollars in 2022.
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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