Domestic manufacturers have trouble selling the steel they produce by paying a price of 20-22 cents in dollar terms for one kilowatt of electricity, about twice the world average and losing 100-150 dollars per ton, domestically due to the Russians turning to the Turkish market and products from the Far East. Domestic manufacturers, who have no chance to compete in exports, urgently want new regulations in energy prices.
"Quotas and additional taxes create problems in the international market"
Atakaş, which produces flat steel in its facilities in the Payas district of Hatay, is one of the companies that closely feel the problems experienced by the sector. Mustafa Atakaş, the production manager of Atakaş Group of Companies, which carries out activities in the fields of steel production, coal trade and port services, evaluated the problems they have recently encountered as a sector. Stating that the increase in energy costs due to electricity prices is a serious problem, Atakaş said, "This situation has caused production costs to increase a lot and our sector has lost its competitiveness in the global market."