Steel beam imports set for higher gains

Jun 04, 2014 | 06:45 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, standard beams, wide-flange beams, imports, monthly import permit applications, U.S. Commerce Dept., Enforcement and Compliance Div., Mexico Russia

LOS ANGELES — May imports of steel beams look likely to surpass April’s levels by 62.2 percent as import permit applications continued to pour in during the final three working days of the month.

Import license applications for standard and wide-flange beams totaled 63,176 tonnes in May vs. 38,942 tonnes in April, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Enforcement and Compliance division. ....

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