Preliminary Steel Imports Increase 2.5% in May

June 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 3,434,000 net tons (NT) of steel in May 2017, including 2,574,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (up 2.5% and 1.8%, respectively, vs. April final data). Year-to-date (YTD) through five months of 2017, total and finished steel imports are 15,740,000 and 12,050,000 net tons (NT), up 22.2% and 14.2%, respectively, vs. the same period in 2016. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2017 would be 37.8 and 28.9 million NT, up 14.4% and 9.8%, respectively, vs. 2016. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 27% in May and is estimated at 26% YTD.

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