US steel product imports mixed in December

The United States' steel imports declined by nearly 18% in December compared with the same month in 2018 but rose by 0.5% sequentially.

Steel mill product imports totaled 1,409,279 tonnes in the final month of last year, according to preliminary data updated on Monday January 27 by the US Commerce Department's Enforcement and Compliance division. That's down from  1,717,818 tonnes in December 2018 but up from 1,402,098 tonnes in November last year.

Steel products registering notable month-on-month increases during December were plates in coils (up by 41.6%), hot-rolled...


Patrick Fitzgerald

January 28, 2020

23:28 GMT

New York