US steel deficit grows, copper in surplus

Jun 06, 2013 | 11:41 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  metal imports, metal exports, steel, copper, aluminum, bauxite, scrap, metallurgical coal tin

CHICAGO — The value of the U.S. iron and steel mill product trade deficit rose 23.2 percent in April to $576 million as exports fell 4.8 percent and imports gained 4.7 percent, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Meanwhile, copper recorded a trade surplus of $224 million as exports rose 0.6 percent and imports increased 39 percent, in contrast to an $82-million deficit in March.....

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