US wire rod imports up 14.5 percent in June

Monday, 05 August 2019 19:24:04 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to preliminary census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of wire rod totaled 64,621 mt in June 2019, up 14.5 percent from May but down 11.2 percent from June 2018 levels. By value, wire rod imports totaled $47.4 million in June 2019, compared to $44.6 million in the previous month and $55.8 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most wire rod from Malaysia in June, with 19,398 mt, compared to zero tonnage in May, as well as June 2018. Other top sources of imported wire rod in June include Japan, with 16,370 mt; Canada, with 14,261 mt; United Kingdom, with 4,502 mt; and Germany, with 3,233 mt.

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