US iron, steel trade deficit jumps 37.2%

Jan 14, 2013 | 04:05 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  iron and steel mill products, copper, aluminum, bauxite, metals trade balance, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Scott Paul, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — The U.S. trade deficit for iron and steel mill products jumped 37.2 percent to $833 million in November after falling more than 15 percent to $607 million in October, as exports recorded a $52-million drop and imports increased by $174 million.

The year-to-date iron and steel mill products trade deficit rose 17.4 percent to $8.04 billion from $6.85 billion in the first 11 months of 2011, Bureau of Economic Analysis data show.....

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