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Die Imports Up 21.9 Percent Through July

Die Imports Up 21.9 Percent Through July

Tuesday, October 29, 2002
 
Japan, Canada and Germany account for 86.6 percent of stamping dies imported by U.S. companies for use in the United States, according to statistics from the U.S. government. Comparing import data for the first seven months of 2002 compared to year-earlier statistics, Japan’s market share for imported dies dropped from 65.0 percent in 2001 to 55.8 percent this year. German die imports have nearly doubled, from a 3.9 percent market share in 2001 to 6.9 percent this year; Canada’s market share is up from 19.5 percent last year to 23.9 percent this year. What about Korea? Its imports are up over 400 percent, but market share still is minimal, 1.8 percent. Overall, die imports to the United States have increased by 21.9 percent from 2001 to 2002. Obtain more information at www.dataweb.usitc.gov.

 

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