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For Immediate Release: September 23, 2008

August Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

The preliminary data released today show that overall steel imports in August 2008 decreased 19.3 percent from July 2008.  The change in August’s total amount of steel imports was due to a decrease in imports for all product categories. The most significant decreases were in blooms, billets and slabs (-42.23%), line pipe (-35.5%) and cold rolled sheet (-26.5%). Stainless imports also decreased by 14.89% overall due to a significant decrease in cold rolled sheet and blooms, billets and slabs. July 2008 imports of steel mill products were down 11.33 percent compared to July 2007.

 

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

Product 

Aug-07

Jul-08

Aug-08

% Change

% Change

 

July 08- August 08

August 07- August 08

All Steel Mill Products

2,400,465

2,638,789

2,128,454

-19.34%

-11.33%

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,304,423

2,542,842

2,046,793

-19.51%

-11.18%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

520,300

590,893

341,368

-42.23%

-34.39%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

174,769

218,168

179,023

-17.94%

2.43%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

136,809

147,047

128,173

-12.84%

-6.31%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

79,002

78,235

57,470

-26.54%

-27.26%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

105,102

79,308

75,177

-5.21%

-28.47%

Wire Rods -- C & A

107,255

85,280

67,050

-21.38%

-37.49%

Line Pipe -- C & A

204,477

255,925

164,968

-35.54%

-19.32%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

124,467

284,014

282,657

-0.48%

127.09%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

55,250

81,674

73,931

-9.48%

33.81%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

137,343

87,937

85,867

-2.35%

-37.48%

 

 

All Stainless Products

96,041

95,947

81,661

-14.89%

-14.97%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

23,450

32,181

25,893

-19.54%

10.42%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

14,176

10,838

10,447

-3.61%

-26.31%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

9,641

9,769

7,593

-22.27%

-21.24%

 **August 2008 figures are PRELIMINARY; final August figures to be released 10/10/08

*All numbers represent quantity in metric tons.

 

 

 

 

* Please see the SIMA website for further data and graphs: https://enforcement.trade.gov/steel/license/index.html

 

* Please see the SIMA website for further data and graphs: https://enforcement.trade.gov/steel/license/index.html