Steel Imports Up 19% Year-to-Date Through October; Finished Import Market Share Year-to-Date at 28%

November 27, 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 3,119,000 net tons (NT) of steel in October 2017, including 2,493,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (unchanged and down 0.4%, respectively, vs. September final data). Year-to-date (YTD) through ten months of 2017, total and finished steel imports are 32,850,000 and 25,449,000 NT, up 19.4% and 15.4% respectively, vs. the same period in 2016. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2017 would be 39.4 and 30.5 million NT, up 19.4% and 16.0% respectively, vs. 2016. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 27% in October and is estimated at 28% YTD.

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