US steel exports up 2.3 percent in April

Tuesday, 11 June 2019 23:49:58 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to export data from the US Department of Commerce, monthly steel exports in April 2019 increased 2.3 percent from March to total 546,717 mt. A year-on-year comparison shows a 30.0 percent decrease. In terms of value, US steel exports in April totaled $830.4 million, compared to $848.0 million in March and $1.09 billion in April 2018.

Steel exports to Canada in April decreased 1.9 percent from the preceding month to 231,386 mt, and decreased 42.5 percent from April 2018. Exports to Mexico increased by 8.0 percent month-on-month to 252,560 mt, which is down 13.9 percent from the same month a year ago.

Other top destinations for US steel exports in April include: China, with 5,926 mt; India, with 5,525 mt; Brazil, with 3,927 mt; Dominican Republic, with 3,536 mt; and Belgium, with 2,738 mt.

Major steel products exported in April include HDG, at 99,767 mt; cut-length plates, at 58,890 mt; cold rolled sheets, at 42,121 mt; hot rolled sheets, at 36,933 mt; and heavy structural shapes (beams), at 26,495 mt.

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