US specialty steel imports up as usage slips

Nov 07, 2005 | 08:20 AM | Maria Guzzo

U.S. imports of specialty steel increased 15 percent to 601,113 tons in the first eight months of 2005, according to the Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA).

But U.S. consumption fell 2 percent to 1,885,868 tons, which meant import penetration jumped to 32 percent from 27 percent a year earlier, the Washington-based trade group said, citing U.S. Commerce Department data.....

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