US wire rod imports up 26.5 percent in January

Friday, 05 April 2019 22:40:28 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to delayed final census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of wire rod totaled 119,893 mt in January 2019, up 26.5 percent from December and up 88.2 percent from January 2018 levels. By value, wire rod imports totaled $87.7 million in January 2019, compared to $67.7 million in the previous month and $44.9 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most wire rod from Canada in January, with 26,486 mt, compared to 20,929 mt in December and 31,568 mt in January 2018. Other top sources of imported wire rod in January include Germany, with 22,375 mt; Brazil, with 17,853 mt; Greece, with 15,666 mt; Japan, with 15,186 mt; and Egypt, with 14,255 mt.

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