Philly drives rise in US slab imports in Dec.

Feb 25, 2013 | 05:12 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  slab, imports, Evraz, CSI, California Steel Industries, raw material, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — U.S. steel slab imports inched up 2.5 percent month on month in December, sending the full-year intake to the highest level seen in five years.

Imports of the product totaled 586,839 tonnes in December, according to data compiled by AMM from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division. That figure also exceeded by 39.4 percent the 421,032 tonnes imported in December 2011.....

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