US HDG exports drop 0.2 percent in March

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:27:44 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to export data from the US Department of Commerce, US exports of hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip totaled 102,303 mt in March 2019, down 0.2 percent from February and down 4.8 percent from March 2018 levels. By value, HDG exports totaled $114.5 million in March, compared to $114.9 million in the previous month and $111.8 million the same month last year.

The US shipped the most HDG to Canada in March with 59,734 mt, compared to 53,978 mt in February and 63,651 mt in March 2018. Other top destinations included Mexico, with 40,623 mt. There were no other significant destinations (1,000 mt or more) for US HDG exports in March.

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