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For Immediate Release: August 25, 2009

July Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in July 2009 increased 14.2 percent from June 2009. This change in the July total amount of steel imports resulted from increases in several categories including carbon and alloy blooms, billets and slabs (113.4%), plates in coils (65.7%), and reinforcing bars (55.3%). Notable decreases included stainless blooms, billets and slabs (-29.2%), wire rods (-21.9%), and carbon and alloy cold rolled sheets (-12.6%). July 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 66.2 percent compared to July 2008.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Jul-08

Jun-09

Jul-09

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

    Jun 09-

     Jul 09

      Jul 08-

      Jul 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,638,789

782,093

893,201

14.2%

-66.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,542,842

741,573

851,810

14.9%

-66.5%

Line Pipe -- C & A

   255,925

101,030

104,678

3.6%

-59.1%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

  590,893

 40,325

86,038

113.4%

-85.4%

Sheets Hot Rolled-- C & A

  218,168

 75,413

81,421

8.0%

-62.7%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped –- C & A

  147,047

 50,566

61,079

20.8%

-58.5%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

    87,937

 35,183

47,684

35.5%

-45.8%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

   81,674

 28,399

47,059

65.7%

-42.4%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

   78,235

 45,204

39,493

-12.6%

-49.5%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

284,014

 33,983

35,118

3.3%

-87.6%

Wire Rods -- C & A

   85,280

 42,371

33,075

-21.9%

-61.2%

Bars- Reinforcing -- C & A

  79,308

 18,968

29,455

55.3%

-62.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

95,947

40,520

41,390

2.1%

-56.9%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

32,181

13,520

13,617

0.7%

-57.7%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

10,838

  6,243

  5,971

-4.4%

-44.9%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

  9,769

 5,527

  3,912

-29.2%

-60.0%

** July 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final July 2009 figures to be released 09/10/09

* All numbers represent quantity in metric tons.

 

* Please see the SIMA website for further data and graphs:  http://ia.ita.doc.gov/steel/license/index.html