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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 long steel products imports drop 28% in November

December 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports fell 28% from 322,000 short tons in October to 233,000 tons in November. The month-on-month decline was due to lower wire rod, rebar, and parallel flange sections imports. Wire rod imports fell from countries including Egypt and Vietnam, while rebar imports fell significantly from Turkey […]

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US flat steel products imports fall 11% in November

December 6, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports dropped 11% from 897,000 short tons in October to 799,000 tons in November. Flat products imports for the first eleven months of 2017 were 3% lower than in the first eleven months of 2016. However, comparing January to November 2017 to the same period in […]

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October world crude steel production 145.3M tonnes

November 23, 2017

Worldsteel published October’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 145.3 million metric tonnes, 5.9% higher than in October 2016. World production for the first ten months of 2017 was 5.3% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for half of world output in October with production of 72.4 […]

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US long steel products imports unchanged in October at 326k tons

November 21, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long products imports showed little change between September and October, falling 1% from 329,000 short tons in September to 326,000 tons in October. Licenses indicate lower rebar imports in October due to declining volumes from Spain, Italy and Brazil, and despite higher rebar imports from Turkey. The decline in […]

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