US iron and steel trade deficit up 64 percent

Jan 13, 2011 | 12:24 PM | Corinna Petry

U.S. metals trade was mixed in November, with iron and steel posting a wider deficit while copper saw its surplus grow.

The U.S. iron and steel mill product trade deficit widened to $264 million in November, a 64-percent jump from $161 million the previous month, pushing the 11-month deficit to just over $4 billion vs. $1.46 billion in the same period in 2009, according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data released Thursday.....

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