Steel import market looks steady: AIIS survey

Jan 17, 2013 | 05:12 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel traders, importers, foreign steel, David Phelps, AIIS, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Steel traders anticipate a steady market in the upcoming months, with many agreeing that steel import volumes are unlikely to change in the near term.

The majority of respondents in an American Institute for International Steel (AIIS) market survey said that, based on orders currently being placed, imports will remain the same for the next three to five months.
But 96 percent of respondents expect hot-rolled sheet imports to increase in the next two months, based on already-placed orders, although 78 percent expect orders will remain the same in the next three to five months. ....





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