May steel imports up from April, down from '12

Jun 26, 2013 | 03:50 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  steel imports, Dave Phelps, American Institute for International Steel, AIIS, plate, semi-finished, catherine ngai

NEW YORK — Steel arriving at U.S. ports edged up in May for the third consecutive month, but imports remained lower than a year earlier, according to preliminary U.S. Census Bureau data.

Steel imports totaled 2.54 million tonnes last month, up 2.3 percent from April’s final figure of 2.48 million tonnes but down 8.5 percent from nearly 2.78 million tonnes in May 2012.....

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