US steel exports up in 2012 but down in Dec.

Feb 13, 2013 | 02:38 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel exports, AIIS, Dave Phelps, semi-finished, rail products, line pipe, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. steel exports continued to slide in December, falling to their lowest level in more than a year on major decreases to Canada and Mexico, although full-year figures were higher than in 2011.

Steel leaving U.S. ports totaled 879,053 tonnes in December, down 2.9 percent from 905,404 tonnes the previous month and 19.3 percent below nearly 1.09 million tonnes in December 2011.....

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