Steel pipe imports said taking market share

Mar 14, 2013 | 02:13 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Steel imports, Mike Rehwinkel, Evraz, Sergei Kuznetsov, Severstal, Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel, oil and gas automotive

CHICAGO — Unfairly traded imports continue to negatively impact the U.S. steel market, with the pipe sector in particular feeling the pinch, according to leading executives from a number of domestic mills.

The domestic steel industry did a good job of staying lean following the economic downturn, Michael Rehwinkel, president and chief executive officer of Evraz Inc. North America, said March 13 at Platts’ 9th Annual Steel Markets North America Conference in Chicago.
However, growing demand during the recovery “should be met by North American producers but it’s not. (Foreign) pipe is pouring into our market.” ....

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