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US flat steel products imports fall 16% in December

January 10, 2018

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports dropped 16% from 802,000 short tons in November to 677,000 tons in December. 2017 flat products imports for the full calendar year were 4% lower than in 2016. However, comparing 2017 imports to 2016 imports by product category, cut plate imports fell 35% and hot […]

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November world crude steel production 136.3M tonnes

December 22, 2017

Worldsteel published November’s world crude steel production on December 20th. World crude steel output was 136.3 million metric tonnes, 3.7% higher than in November 2016. World production for the first eleven months of 2017 was 5.2% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 49% of world output in November with production […]

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US flat steel products imports rise 4% in October

November 8, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports rose 4% from 834,000 short tons in September to 866,000 tons in October. Flat products imports for the first ten months of 2017 were 2% lower than in the first ten months of 2016. However, comparing the first ten months of 2017 to 2016 by […]

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August world crude steel production 143.6M tonnes

September 24, 2017

Worldsteel published August’s world crude steel production on September 21st. World crude steel output was 143.6 million metric tonnes, 6.3% higher than in August 2016. World production for the first eight months of 2017 was 4.9% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 52% of world output in August with production […]

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March world crude steel production 145.0M tonnes

April 26, 2017

Worldsteel published March’s world crude steel production on April 24th. World crude steel output was 145.0 million metric tonnes, 4.6% higher than in March 2016. World production in the first quarter of 2017 was 5.6% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for half of world output in March with production of […]

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US steel long products imports rise 39% in March

April 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long products imports rose 39% from 392,000 short tons in February to 546,000 tons in March. Long products imports for the first three months of 2017 were 3% higher than in the same period last year with rebar increasing the most (10%) and parallel flange sections showing the largest […]

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