Steel Imports Decline to $2.7B in May
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that preliminary May steel imports were $2.7 billion (2.6 million metric tons) compared to the preliminary April totals of $3.1 billion (3.4 million metric tons).
The May change in steel imports based on metric tonnage reflected decreases primarily in blooms, billets, and slabs.
Increases occurred in wire rods, tin free steel, and steel piling. Decreases occurred primarily with Korea and Russia.
Increases occurred primarily with Japan, Ukraine, and the Netherlands.
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