US beam imports up 99.3 percent in May

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:51:30 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to final census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of heavy structural shapes (including U, I, H, L, and T section beams) totaled 67,309 mt in May 2019, up 99.3 percent from April and up 9.5 percent from May 2018 levels. By value, beam imports totaled $48.2 million in May 2019, compared to $22.9 million in the previous month and $46.9 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most beams from Korea in May, with 30,734 mt, compared to 191 mt in April and 16,331 mt in May 2018. Other top sources of imported beams in May include Luxembourg, with 12,527 mt; Taiwan, with 9,989 mt; Mexico, with 6,247 mt; and Japan, with 3,380 mt.

Most Recent Related Articles

US import wire rod market quiet despite flexible prices

US drawn wire imports down 11.0 percent in May

US beam imports up 38.1 percent in May

US beam exports down 20.9 percent in May

US hot rolled bar imports up 32.9 percent in May