In October 2017, U.S. steel imports totaled 3.1 million tonnes
According to the latest data on steel imports monitoring and analysis released by the U.S. Commerce Department, the total number of steel import applications in October reached 3.1 million tons, a slight decrease of 0.3% from September but still accounting for 26% of the U.S. steel consumption.
Data from the U.S. Iron and Steel Institute show that in the United States, imports of finished products fell 3.4% to 2.5 million tonnes. Most imported steel products from South Korea, Turkey, Germany, Brazil and Japan.
In October, the import of sheet piles rose 159%, the import of non-tinplate rose 45%, the import of structural pipes rose 32%, the import of fixed-gauge steel rose 25%, the import of coils rose 20%, the import of Hot-rolled steel rod rose17%, and also standard pipe imports rose 13%.
According to the data from the American Iron and Steel Institute, so far oil pipeline products imported products rose 231%. Pipeline pipe imports rose 61%, standard pipe imports rose 44%, machinery pipe imports rose 34%, structural pipe imports rose 29%, cold rolled sheet imports rose 26%, hot rolled bar imports rose 24%, metal coating board, strip imports rose 23%, hot-dip galvanized sheet, steel imports rose 16%.
From January to October 2017, the United States imported 32.8 million tons of steel, up 19.4% from the same period of last year, and the import of finished products increased 15.1% to 25.3 million tons.