US steel exports down 5.5 percent in September

Thursday, 07 November 2019 22:35:36 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to export data from the US Department of Commerce, monthly steel exports in September 2019 decreased 5.5 percent from August to total 557,822 mt. A year-on-year comparison shows a 5.1 percent increase. In terms of value, US steel exports in September totaled $798.3 million, compared to $855.3 million in August and $816.1 million in September 2018.

Steel exports to Canada in September decreased 1.9 percent from the preceding month to 264,172 mt, and increased 8.7 percent from September 2018. Exports to Mexico decreased 10.5 percent month-on-month to 240,728 mt, which is up 5.9 percent from the same month a year ago.

Other top destinations for US steel exports in September include: China, with 5,698 mt; Korea, with 3,501 mt; India, with 3,423 mt; Spain, with 3,134 mt; and Dominican Republic, with 2,588 mt.

Major steel products exported in September include HDG, at 91,878 mt; cut-length plates, at 67,268 mt; hot rolled sheets, at 42,152 mt; cold rolled sheets, at 37,331 mt; and plates in coils, at 34,379 mt.

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