Steel beam imports likely to remain sluggish

Aug 21, 2013 | 03:52 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel beams, imports, standard beams, wide-flange beams, Department of Commerce, permit applications, june, July monthly shipments

LOS ANGELES — Steel beam imports into the United States are set to decline for the second month in a row.

Applications for import permits for both major beam categories through Aug. 20 declined 47 percent to about 10,744 tonnes from 20,284 tonnes in July, and down 66.7 percent from June, according....

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