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Record Finished-Steel Imports in 2015

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
 
Based on preliminary U.S. Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has reported that 2015 total and finished steel imports were 38,718,000 and 31,425,000 net tons, respectively, down 13 and 7 percent, respectively, versus 2014. Finished-steel import market share was an estimated 26 percent in December and is estimated at a record 29 percent for the full year.
For December 2015, AISI reports that the United States imported a total of 2,323,000 net tons of steel, including 2,017,000 net tons of finished steel, down 5.3 percent and up 3.2 percent, respectively, versus November. 

 


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