US steel import permits down in June vs. May permits, but up from May census totals

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 23:02:25 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

Based on the US Department of Commerce’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, steel import permit applications for the month of June 2019 totaled 2,453,433 mt. This was a 38.1 percent decrease from the 2,342,401 mt in permits recorded in May (although May census totals revised down to 1,880,820 mt) but an 8.5 percent increase from the 2,260,321 mt (census data) of steel imports in June 2018.

In June, steel products with the largest total steel import permits included blooms, billets and slab at a combined 787,937 mt; OCTG, at 186,874 mt; HDG, at 161,864 mt; line pipe, at 143,311 mt; HRC, at 123,436 mt; and CRC, at 116,233 mt.

The largest sources of steel import permit applications in June were Brazil (464,404 mt), Canada (389,854 mt), Mexico (284,541 mt), Korea (150,986 mt), and Russia (130,641 mt).

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