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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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US flat steel products imports down 2% in May

June 8, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports fell 2% from 887,000 short tons in April to 872,000 tons in May. Flat products imports for the first five months of 2017 were 4% lower than in the same period last year, with increases in hot dip galvanized (+26%) and cold rolled (+33%) imports, […]

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