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US long steel products imports up 52% in June

July 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports rose 52% from 396,000 short tons in May to 603,000 tons in June. Long products imports for the first six months of 2017 were 6% higher than in the same period last year, led by a 14% increase in wire rod imports and despite a […]

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US flat steel products imports increase 15% in June

July 16, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports rose 15% from 938,000 short tons in May to 1,079,000 tons in June. Flat products imports for the first six months of 2017 were 1% higher than in the same period last year, with increases in cold rolled (+36%) and hot dip galvanized (+27%) imports […]

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China crude steel production 72.3M tonnes in May

June 22, 2017

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 72.3 million metric tonnes in May, 2.5% higher than in May 2016. Chinese crude output for the first five months of 2017 was 4.1% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in May were 5.9 million tonnes, 29.5% lower […]

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May world crude steel production 143.3M tonnes

June 21, 2017

Worldsteel published May’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 143.3 million metric tonnes, 2.0% higher than in May 2016. World production for the first five months of 2017 was 4.5% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for half of world output in May with production of 72.3 […]

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US long steel products imports rise 13% in May

June 20, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports rose 13% from 407,000 short tons in April to 458,000 tons in May. Long products imports for the first five months of 2017 were 5% higher than in the same period last year, led by a 14% increase in wire rod imports and despite a […]

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Who is expanding (or closing) capacity in the North American steel industry? Here’s our update

June 14, 2017

For all of you who followed our list of North American steel industry capacity expansions published in February, we are posting a regular quarterly update which you can download, below. The spreadsheet keeps track of North American steel industry capacity additions, closures, idlings, and restarts, together with links to announcements and/or news sources. For those […]

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