Steel beam import applications dip

Jan 06, 2014 | 10:40 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel imports, steel, beams, standard beams, wide-flange beams, Mexico beams, South Korea beams, Luxembourg beams Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Steel beam imports plunged in December in what many observers see as a seasonal decline as buyers also bide their time before entering large orders with U.S. mills.

Applications for December import permits of wide-flange and standard beams fell 75.4 percent to 8,132 tonnes from 33,002 tonnes in November, according to data from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Enforcement and Compliance division.....

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