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Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 2,786,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May 2016, including 2,077,000 NT of finished steel (up 12.2 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively, vs. April final data).

Nucor Corporation has agreed to acquire Joy Global’s steel plate mill in Longview, Texas, for approximately $29 million. The mill produces carbon and alloy plate products with heat-treating capabilities and has an annual capacity of 180,000 tons.

Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of June total 2,907,000 net tons (NT).

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After enduring one of the worst downturns ever, American steelmakers and the subsequent American metal recycling industry is thanking the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for imposing preliminary duties on imports of cold-rolled steel, used to make auto parts, appliances and shipping containers.