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For Immediate Release: December 24, 2008

November Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in November 2008 decreased 28.12 percent from October 2008.  This marked change in November’s total amount of steel imports was due to a universal drop in all imports except for one small increase in Oil Country Goods (5.23%). The largest decreases were carbon & alloy blooms, billets, and slabs (-72.17%), plates in coil (-51.02%), hot rolled sheets (-36.05%), and stainless cold rolled sheets (-32.16%). November 2008 imports of steel mill products were down 3.5 percent compared to November 2007.

 

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Nov 07

Oct 08

Nov 08

% Change

% Change

 

Oct 08- Nov 08

Nov 07- Nov 08

All Steel Mill Products

2,106,868

2,828,485

2,033,034

-28.12%

-3.50%

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,033,074

2,749,004

1,959,892

-28.71%

-3.60%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

313,537

557,864

155,237

-72.17%

-50.49%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

171,902

471,961

496,629

5.23%

188.90%

Line Pipe -- C & A

277,497

257,104

201,034

-21.81%

-27.55%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

237,800

214,943

137,455

-36.05%

-42.20%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

101,445

157,402

108,790

-30.88%

7.24%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

69,959

134,927

66,081

-51.02%

-5.54%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

68,632

95,446

87,575

-8.25%

27.60%

Wire Rods -- C & A

64,423

106,175

93,620

-11.82%

45.32%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

84,488

107,284

68,488

-36.16%

-18.94%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

60,888

34,294

19,982

-41.73%

-67.18%

 

 

All Stainless Products

73,793

79,481

73,141

-7.98%

-0.88%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

21,608

24,022

16,116

-32.91%

-25.42%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

11,025

10,707

10,167

-5.04%

-7.78%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

9,908

9,982

7,317

-26.70%

-26.15%

 **November 2008 figures are PRELIMINARY; final November figures to be released 01/13/09

*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