Total imports of Russian green (non-calcined) petroleum coke to Turkey increased to 28 483 tons in July compared to only 2 796,50 tons in January this year according to customs data compiled by DYM Resources.
Russian petcoke import to Turkey reached 77 935,93 Mt during first 7 months of 2017, while at same period last year there was no imports from Russia.
Prices for Russian petcoke impors to Turkey were rising from January to March, total gain was more than 9,00 USD per ton. In June prices went up another 2,00 USD per ton, while in July prices dropped back to May levels. Price ease happened on the back to supplies increase from Russia from 19 500 tons in June to almost 28 500 in July.
Import of petcoke from Russia is about 3,3% of total green petcoke Turkish imports at the same period. North and Latin American are still dominant supplies of petroleum coke to Turkey. Most of this product is medium sulphur petroleum coke.
Turkey is one of the biggest petcoke importers in Black Sea and Mediterranean region. Main consumers of green petcoke in Turkey are cement producers that use petcoke as fuel for their lime kilns.
Turkey imports of Russian green petcoke (HS 271311) in 2017
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