Specialty steel imports up 9% in 1st 9 months

Dec 07, 2006 | 02:26 PM | Maria Guzzo

U.S. imports of specialty steel products slid in September, although the year-to-date total continued to outpace 2005, according to data from the Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Washington.

Imports of all specialty steel products—stainless steel, alloy tool steel and electrical steel—totaled 74,151 short tons in September, down 24.6 percent from 98,403 tons in August, but the nine-month total of 731,496 tons remained 9 percent ahead of a year earlier thanks largely to higher imports of sheet and strip, plate and wire imports.....

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