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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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Chinese crude steel production 71.8M tonnes in September

October 26, 2017

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 71.8 million metric tonnes in September, 5.3% higher than in September 2016. Chinese crude output for the first nine months of 2017 was 5.5% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in September were 3.9 million tonnes, 49.2% lower […]

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September world crude steel production 141.4M tonnes

October 24, 2017

Worldsteel published September’s world crude steel production yesterday. World crude steel output was 141.4 million metric tonnes, 5.6% higher than in September 2016. World production for the first nine months of 2017 was 5.3% higher than in the same period last year. China accounted for 51% of world output in September with production of 71.8 […]

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US long steel products imports fall 3% in September

October 19, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US long steel products imports fell 3% from 333,000 short tons in August to 324,000 tons in September. Long products imports in the first nine months of 2017 were 6% lower than in the same period last year, driven entirely by lower rebar imports while imports of all other product […]

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US flat steel imports drop 10% in September

October 11, 2017

Based on reported import licenses, US flat steel products imports fell 10% from 912,000 short tons in August to 821,000 tons in September. Flat products imports for the first nine months of 2017 were 2% lower than in the first nine months of 2016. However, comparing the first nine months of 2017 to 2016 by […]

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China crude steel production 74.6M tonnes in August

September 25, 2017

Worldsteel reported Chinese crude steel production at 74.6 million metric tonnes in August, 8.7% higher than in August 2016. Chinese crude output for the first eight months of 2017 was 5.6% higher than in the same period last year. Chinese net finished steel exports (exports minus imports) in August were 5.5 million tonnes, 30.0% lower […]

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