Specialty steel imports up in 9% first 9 months SSINA

Dec 07, 2006 | 12:14 PM |

U.S. imports of specialty steel products slipped in September, though the nine-month pace remains 9 percent ahead of the January-to-September 2005 period, according to data from the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), Washington.

Imports of all specialty steel products—stainless steel, alloy tool steel and electrical steel—totaled 74,151 short tons during the month, off from 98,403 tons in August. However, the nine-month tally of 731,496 tons remained ahead of the year-earlier total, thanks largely to jumps in sheet/strip, plate and wire imports, offset slightly by declines in most other specialty steels.....





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