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

COUNTRY=ALL COUNTRIES

AISICAT October 2001 October 2002 % CHANGE
Steel Mill Products 2,646,448 2,687,096 1.54%
Semi-Finished 677,380 849,636 25.43%
Finished Products 1,969,069 1,837,460 ( 6.68%)
Hot-Rolled Steel (1) 301,923 451,046 49.39%
Cold-Rolled Steel (2) 277,934 170,610 ( 38.61%)
Cut-to-Length Plate 77,002 59,476 ( 22.76%)
Corrosion Resistant Steel (3) 178,977 244,907 36.84%
Wire Rod 329,451 214,482 ( 34.90%)
Heavy Structurals 65,875 42,445 ( 35.57%)
Rebar 139,914 41,519 ( 70.33%)
Hot-Rolled Bars 123,052 143,699 16.78%
Standard Pipe 77,928 93,039 19.39%
OCTG 49,466 46,645 ( 5.70%)
Light Shaped Bars 12,280 16,108 31.18%
Cold Finished Bars 28,061 23,842 ( 15.03%)
Line Pipe (4) 82,282 82,781 0.61%
Mechanical Tubing 36,721 45,820 24.78%
Pipe and Tubing, NEC 2,789 1,766 ( 36.67%)
Pipe for Piling 680 630 ( 7.35%)
Pressure Tubing 6,638 7,097 6.92%
Railroad Accessories 361 1,120 209.83%
Other Rails 826 1,283 55.47%
Standard Rails 12,245 5,487 ( 55.19%)
Electrical Sheets & Strip 3,728 3,719 ( 0.24%)
Stainless Pipe & Tubing 6,496 5,944 ( 8.50%)
Steel Piling 6,122 8,780 43.43%
Structural Pipe & Tube 30,681 27,153 ( 11.50%)
Tin Free 13,016 6,207 ( 52.31%)
Tin Plate 36,643 18,570 ( 49.32%)
Tool Steel 13,221 13,914 5.24%
Wire Drawn 54,759 59,371 8.42%

(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
October 2002 figures based on preliminary data
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
November 26, 2002

 

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

COUNTRY=ALL COUNTRIES

AISICAT September 2002 October 2002 % CHANGE
Steel Mill Products 2,935,846 2,687,096 ( 8.47%)
Semi-Finished 593,325 849,636 43.20%
Finished Products 2,342,521 1,837,460 ( 21.56%)
Hot-Rolled Steel (1) 528,115 451,046 ( 14.59%)
Cold-Rolled Steel (2) 175,224 170,610 ( 2.63%)
Cut-to-Length Plate 81,816 59,476 ( 27.31%)
Corrosion Resistant Steel (3) 232,093 244,907 5.52%
Wire Rod 600,980 214,482 ( 64.31%)
Heavy Structurals 54,981 42,445 ( 22.80%)
Rebar 82,864 41,519 ( 49.90%)
Hot-Rolled Bars 124,252 143,699 15.65%
Standard Pipe 67,102 93,039 38.65%
OCTG 39,111 46,645 19.26%
Light Shaped Bars 13,542 16,108 18.95%
Cold Finished Bars 22,338 23,842 6.73%
Line Pipe (4) 109,386 82,781 ( 24.32%)
Mechanical Tubing 35,849 45,820 27.81%
Pipe and Tubing, NEC 1,976 1,766 ( 10.64%)
Pipe for Piling 294 630 113.85%
Pressure Tubing 7,460 7,097 ( 4.86%)
Railroad Accessories 1,342 1,120 ( 16.55%)
Other Rails 657 1,283 95.34%
Standard Rails 16,749 5,487 ( 67.24%)
Electrical Sheets & Strip 5,670 3,719 ( 34.41%)
Stainless Pipe & Tubing 5,550 5,944 7.10%
Steel Piling 10,976 8,780 ( 20.01%)
Structural Pipe & Tube 27,728 27,153 ( 2.07%)
Tin Free 8,082 6,207 ( 23.19%)
Tin Plate 17,098 18,570 8.61%
Tool Steel 12,848 13,914 8.29%
Wire Drawn 58,435 59,371 1.60%

(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
October 2002 figures based on preliminary data
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
November 26, 2002

 

COUNTRY=ALL COUNTRIES