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Italy’s steel imports down 49 percent in Jan-Feb

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According to the statistics released by the Italian steel producers' association Federacciai, in the first two months of the current year Italy's steel imports amounted to 860,000 mt, decreasing by 49.1 percent, while its steel exports totaled 865,000 mt, up 19.6 percent, both compared to the same period of the previous year.

 

Products

Imports

Exports

Balance

Jan-Feb 2011

Jan-Feb 2012

Change (%)

Jan-Feb 2011

Jan-Feb 2012

Change (%)

Jan-Feb 2011

Jan-Feb 2012

Ingots and semi-finished products

573

400

-30.2

27

38

40.7

-546

-392

Long products

123

83

-32.5

176

252

43.2

53

169

Flat products

925

315

-65.9

259

326

25.9

-666

11

1st manufacturing products (*)

55

49

-10.9

235

217

-7.7

180

168

2nd manufacturing products (**)

14

13

-7.1

26

32

23.1

12

19

Total

1,690

860

-49.1

723

865

19.6

-967

5

(*) Seamless pipes, welded pipes, forged bars, cold drawn sections and bars, drawn wire, cold rolled strips, welded sections, drawn wire.
 
(**) Flanges, pipe fittings, mining sections, diamond plates, pig iron powder
 
Units of measurement are thousand metric tons

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