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Ministry of Commerce, steel producers and TOKİ officials came together

Under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Commerce Mr. Volkan Ağar, the relevant Ministry General Managers, Heads of Departments, representatives of member organizations and TOKİ officials came together.

Ministry of Commerce, steel producers and TOKİ officials came together

On March 2, 2023, under the chairmanship of Deputy Minister of Commerce Mr. Ö. Volkan Ağar, the relevant Ministry General Managers, Heads of Departments, representatives of member organizations and TOKİ officials came together.

In the statement made after the meeting, “Toki officials stated that 350 thousand houses are planned to be built in the next year and within this framework, there is a need for 5 million tons of steel products, including 3 million tons of rebar, 750 thousand tons of wire mesh, 1 million 250 thousand tons of sheet metal. It has been stated that the amounts requested by our member organizations can easily be met from the domestic market.

Another issue brought to the agenda during the meeting was the increase in raw material and product prices in the post-earthquake period. By detailing the cost items in the production phase; Attention has been drawn to the share of raw materials and energy in costs, and our producers have promised that no increase will be made in rebar prices, except for fluctuations in raw material prices.

On the other hand, an agreement was reached on preventing speculative steps that may arise from sellers other than manufacturers and providing a price control mechanism.” statements were included.

The contractors suggested that their traders be included in the supply chain as they offer extra maturity and alternative finance options, and it was decided to hold a meeting at the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, within the scope of discussing and clarifying other applications that can be created.

No statement was made after the meeting on Tuesday, March 7th. It was heard that the next meeting was postponed to Thursday, March 9, as an agreement could not be reached according to the information from the market.

However, no statement was made on whether the meeting was held on Thursday, March 9, and no information on the subject could be reached yet.

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