US steel port activity levels off in October

US steel imports continued to fall in October as exports remained mostly steady, although there were signs of volatility at some ports, according to US Census Bureau USA Trade Online data.

Imports of pig iron plunged almost 78 percent to nearly 128,220 tonnes from 581,636 tonnes in September, led in large part by an 87.6-percent drop at the Port of Baton Rouge.

Imports of long carbon products rose 16.3 percent to 93,402 tonnes in October from 80,282 tonnes...


Catherine Ngai

December 21, 2011

23:13 GMT