US steel import tally rises 13% during October

Nov 27, 2007 | 02:21 PM | Rory Carroll

Steel imports totaled 2.4 million tonnes in October, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau, up 13.1 percent from the final September figure of 2.2 million tonnes but off 30.4 percent from 3.5 million tonnes in October last year.

The largest gain was posted for blooms, billets and slabs, with Brazil and Canada responsible for the largest increases. Wire rod products fell sharply, though, registering a 22.3-percent decline to 71,465 tonnes.....

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