EUROMETAL BARCELONA: HRC, long steel imports into EU up in January-May 2018

Imports of hot rolled coil (HRC) into the European Union (EU) rose by 5.8% to 3.52 million tonnes during the first five months of 2018 from 3.3 million tonnes in January-May 2017, according to regional steel association Eurometal.

Import volumes of Russian-origin HRC into the EU rose sharply to 749,000 tonnes in January-May 2018 from 147,000 tonnes a year earlier.
In October 2017, the European Commission (EC) imposed fixed charges in the range of €17.60-96.50 ($20.36-111.62) per tonne as a definitive trade defense measure in the case against HRC originating from Brazil, Iran, Russia and Ukraine.

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Viral Shah

June 29, 2018

15:52 GMT