Turkey's steel exports slip in January-May
AA - Turkey's steel exports narrowed 17.8% on an annual basis in January-May amid the coronavirus pandemic, a trade association announced on Thursday.
The recovery begin in Turkish steel exports in June as global trade reopened gradually after a lockdown period due to the pandemic, according to a statement from the Turkish Steel Exporters' Association.
Closing last year with 21.2 million tons of exports, Turkish steel sector set new target markets to maintain its active role in the global market, the statement highlighted.
"We will focus on Southeast Asia, West Africa and Latin America -- where demand of steel is rising -- as our new target markets," Adnan Aslan, the head of the association, said.