Iron, steel trade deficit rises in February

Apr 13, 2012 | 09:35 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  iron, steel mill products, aluminum, bauxite, zinc, nickel, copper, metals trade deficit Paul Edelstein

CHICAGO — U.S. metals trade was mixed in February, with iron and steel mill products posting a wider deficit vs. January as copper’s surplus narrowed.

The iron and steel mill product deficit hit $860 million in February, up 31.3 percent from $655 million in January, as imports gained 11.8 percent while exports rose just 0.9 percent, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.....





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