September 2005

Year-to-date imports remain higher than last year

Washington, DC— Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 2,565,000 net tons (NT) of steel in June, including 2,072,000 NT of finished steel. While imports in these categories were down 3.0 and 5.1 percent, respectively, compared to May 2005, several key products were up in June, including galvanized (electrolytic) sheet & strip (up 75 percent), plates in coils (up 37 percent), tin plate (up 23 percent), heavy structural shapes (up 17 percent) and hot rolled sheets (up 12 percent).

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