US raw material imports fall in September vs August

The United States’ imports of steelmaking raw materials fell by 7.36% month on month in September, spurred by a reduction in inflows of pig iron and a drop in ferrous scrap intake from Canada, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.

Raw material imports totaled 931,030 tonnes in September, compared with 1 million tonnes in August and nearly 1.30 million tonnes in July. Overall ferrous scrap imports rose by 5.28% to 256,809 tonnes in September from 243,932 tonnes in August. Scrap imports from the US’ largest supplier, Canada, fell by 2.32% month on month to 197,933 tonnes in September from 202,634 tonnes previously, while...


Amy Hinton

November 11, 2021

21:59 GMT