U.S. IMPORTS: STEEL MILL PRODUCTS
November 2001 to November 2002 Comparisons
Quantities in Metric Tons
All Grades

COUNTRY=ALL COUNTRIES

AISICAT November 2001 November 2002 % CHANGE
Steel Mill Products 2,567,931 2,352,965 ( 8.37%)
Semi-Finished 658,689 610,394 ( 7.33%)
Finished Products 1,909,242 1,742,572 ( 8.73%)
Hot-Rolled Steel (1) 252,372 433,373 71.72%
Cold-Rolled Steel (2) 272,759 218,286 ( 19.97%)
Cut-to-Length Plate 100,474 59,333 ( 40.95%)
Corrosion Resistant Steel (3) 159,739 267,179 67.26%
Wire Rod 267,134 127,387 ( 52.31%)
Heavy Structurals 72,182 38,241 ( 47.02%)
Rebar 160,891 48,512 ( 69.85%)
Hot-Rolled Bars 124,304 117,581 ( 5.41%)
Standard Pipe 78,353 65,027 ( 17.01%)
OCTG 61,121 39,356 ( 35.61%)
Light Shaped Bars 17,335 14,486 ( 16.43%)
Cold Finished Bars 26,122 20,590 ( 21.18%)
Line Pipe (4) 83,002 75,189 ( 9.41%)
Mechanical Tubing 38,198 37,949 ( 0.65%)
Pipe and Tubing, NEC 2,296 1,644 ( 28.38%)
Pipe for Piling 5,664 576 ( 89.82%)
Pressure Tubing 7,591 6,848 ( 9.79%)
Railroad Accessories 486 431 ( 11.31%)
Other Rails 3,771 1,456 ( 61.40%)
Standard Rails 12,994 16,924 30.24%
Electrical Sheets & Strip 7,746 3,332 ( 56.98%)
Stainless Pipe & Tubing 6,944 6,909 ( 0.51%)
Steel Piling 16,208 18,829 16.18%
Structural Pipe & Tube 27,961 25,475 ( 8.89%)
Tin Free 12,037 9,969 ( 17.19%)
Tin Plate 31,942 15,965 ( 50.02%)
Tool Steel 10,218 11,605 13.58%
Wire Drawn 49,398 60,121 21.71%

(1) Includes hot-rolled sheet and plate in coils
(2) Includes cold-rolled sheet and strip and black plate
(3) Includes galvanized hot-dipped, electrolytic and other metal coated sheet and strip
(4) Line Pipe includes line pipe > 16 inches in diameter, line pipe <= 16 inches in diameter, and non-specified types of line pipe
November 2002 figures based on preliminary data
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
December 24, 2002

 

U.S. IMPORTS: STEEL MILL PRODUCTS
October 2002 to November 2002 Comparisons
Quantities in Metric Tons
All Grades

COUNTRY=ALL COUNTRIES

AISICAT October 2002 November 2002 % CHANGE
Steel Mill Products 2,743,581 2,352,965 ( 14.24%)
Semi-Finished 851,159 610,394 ( 28.29%)
Finished Products 1,892,422 1,742,572 ( 7.92%)
Hot-Rolled Steel (1) 465,926 433,373 ( 6.99%)
Cold-Rolled Steel (2) 174,220 218,286 25.29%
Cut-to-Length Plate 62,358 59,333 ( 4.85%)
Corrosion Resistant Steel (3) 253,164 267,179 5.54%
Wire Rod 215,998 127,387 ( 41.02%)
Heavy Structurals 42,800 38,241 ( 10.65%)
Rebar 41,519 48,512 16.84%
Hot-Rolled Bars 150,040 117,581 ( 21.63%)
Standard Pipe 95,062 65,027 ( 31.60%)
OCTG 55,330 39,356 ( 28.87%)
Light Shaped Bars 17,271 14,486 ( 16.12%)
Cold Finished Bars 24,086 20,590 ( 14.52%)
Line Pipe (4) 86,316 75,189 ( 12.89%)
Mechanical Tubing 46,472 37,949 ( 18.34%)
Pipe and Tubing, NEC 1,842 1,644 ( 10.71%)
Pipe for Piling 598 576 ( 3.63%)
Pressure Tubing 7,258 6,848 ( 5.65%)
Railroad Accessories 1,193 431 ( 63.86%)
Other Rails 1,283 1,456 13.42%
Standard Rails 5,487 16,924 208.43%
Electrical Sheets & Strip 3,719 3,332 ( 10.41%)
Stainless Pipe & Tubing 5,950 6,909 16.12%
Steel Piling 8,780 18,829 114.46%
Structural Pipe & Tube 27,175 25,475 ( 6.26%)
Tin Free 6,207 9,969 60.59%
Tin Plate 18,601 15,965 ( 14.17%)
Tool Steel 14,142 11,605 ( 17.94%)
Wire Drawn 59,626 60,121 0.83%

(1) Includes hot-rolled sheet and plate in coils
(2) Includes cold-rolled sheet and strip and black plate
(3) Includes galvanized hot-dipped, electrolytic and other metal coated sheet and strip
(4) Line Pipe includes line pipe > 16 inches in diameter, line pipe <= 16 inches in diameter, and non-specified types of line pipe
November 2002 figures based on preliminary data
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
December 24, 2002