According to the preliminary Census data reported by the American Iron and Steel Institute, August steel imports are down 6.2% versus in July, reports Kallanish.
In August, the US imported a total of 2.51 million short tons of steel, 2.08m st of which comprised finished steel products. This equates to a decrease of 6.2% and 8.4% compared to the import rates in July.
Year-to-date, total and finished steel imports are up 8.8% and 28.7%. Over the 12-month peri…
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