Steel Imports Up 17.4 Percent Through JulyAugust 25, 2021
Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that the U.S. imported a total of 3.01 million net tons (NT) of steel in July 2021, including 2.06 million NT of finished steel (up 2.8 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively, vs. June final data). Through the first seven months of 2021, total and finished steel imports are up 17.4 percent and 20.6 percent, respectively, vs. the same period in 2020.
Key finished-steel products with a significant increase in imports in July compared to June are sheets and strip galvanized hot-dipped (up 29 percent), and sheets and strip all other metallic coatings (up 48 percent). Among products with a significant year-to-date increase vs. the same period in 2020: hot rolled sheets (up 76 percent), plates in coils (up 52 percent), cut lengths of plate (up 44 percent), and sheets and strip all other metallic coatings (up 41 percent).
See also: American Iron & Steel Institute