US wire rod imports up 16.3 percent in March

Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:50:22 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to final census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of wire rod totaled 64,358 mt in March 2019, up 16.3 percent from February but down 17.1 percent from March 2018 levels. By value, wire rod imports totaled $45.8 million in March 2018, compared to $42.9 million in the previous month and $56.5 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most wire rod from Canada in March, with 21,848 mt, compared to 17,973 mt in February and 33,354 mt in March 2018. Other top sources of imported wire rod in March include Malaysia, with 19,627 mt; Japan, with 13,477 mt; Brazil, with 5,128 mt; and Germany, with 1,957 mt.

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