Metals trade imbalance grows in Sept., 3d qtr.

Nov 12, 2012 | 06:07 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  iron, steel, copper, aluminum, exports, imports, trade balance, Nigel Gault IHS Global Insight

CHICAGO — The U.S. trade deficit for iron and steel mill products grew 16.3 percent month on month to $719 million in September as a $63-million drop in exports more than counteracted a $38-million increase in imports.

However, the year on year iron and steel mill product trade deficit for the third quarter rose just 4.3 percent to $79 million, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data show.....

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