Steel imports sag to 14-month low in Feb.

Mar 26, 2013 | 02:08 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel imports, Census Bureau, oil country tubular goods, hot-rolled sheet, galvanized sheet, pipe and tube, plate, stainless carbon steel

NEW YORK — Steel arrivals at U.S. ports fell to a more than one-year low in February amid major declines in pipe and tube, as well as hot-rolled sheet and hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip.
Imports totaled 2.21 million tonnes in February, preliminary U.S. Census Bureau data released March 26 show, down 6.7 percent from January’s final 2.37 million tonnes and 10.3 percent below 2.47 million tonnes in February 2012. It is the lowest import total seen since December 2011, when 1.87 million tonnes arrived at....

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