Apr 12, 201202:42 PMBlog
Steel imports down in December
The change reflected decreases primarily in plates in coils and oil country goods and an increase primarily in line pipe greater than 16 inches in diameter. Decreases occurred primarily with Belgium and the Netherlands and an increase occurred primarily with Brazil.
The year-to-date final statistics through November 2011 showed steel imports of 24 million metric tons compared with 20 million metric tons through November 2010. The largest commodity increase occurred primarily in blooms, billets and slabs. The largest country increase occurred primarily with Brazil. Edit Module