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Saudi Arabia bookings boost Turkish sections exports.

T urkish sections exports so far this year are little changed from their 2009 rate, Steel Business Brie ing learns from iron and steel exporters' association. Sections exports reached 134,000 tons in April, down from 156,000 tons in April 2009. In January-April 2010 sections ex- ports were 540,000 tons with a slight de- crease compared to the same period of last year.Top destination for sections ex- ports was Saudi Arabia, with 92,000t in the first four months of the year. In April, Saudi Arabia was also the top importing company of Turkish sections with more than 18,500t. Iraqi demand also is strong, with a total bookings of 50,500t in the Jan-Apr period, and 10,500t in April. Other strong mar- kets in April were United Arab Emirates (27,800t), Syria (24,000t), Israel (23,200t), Morocco (20,000t), Argentina (17,300t) and Egypt (17,300t).

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Date:May 27, 2010
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