Pipe and bar push Jan. steel imports higher

Feb 06, 2013 | 11:11 AM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel import licenses, Commerce Department, OCTG, pipe and tube, hot-rolled bar, wire rod, Michelle Applebaum, Steel Market Intelligence Catherine Ngai

LAS VEGAS — Steel imports arriving at U.S. ports were poised to rebound last month on the back of major increases in pipe and bar products.

January steel import license applications totaled nearly 2.4 million tonnes, up 12.4 percent from December preliminary import figures of 2.1 million tonnes, according to data from the Commerce Department’s Import Administration.....

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