The Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System, under the Department of Commerce, collects and publishes early warning data of steel mill product imports. By design, this information provides stakeholders valuable information on steel trade with the United States. In late 2020, Commerce launched the modernized Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system, which is comprised of the new steel import licensing application platform and an interactive public SIMA monitor. The new online SIMA platforms represent the first major overhaul of the system since 2005. More information regarding changes to SIMA licensing requirements and new SIMA monitor features is available below:
SIMA, through the import monitor, provides an early indication on steel imports by publishing near real-time aggregate data on steel mill imports into the United States. These data incorporate information collected from steel license applications and publicly released Census data. The data are displayed in tables and graphs for users to analyze various levels and changes in steel trade involving the United States. Additionally, SIMA provides data on U.S. steel mill exports, as well as imports and exports of select downstream steel products (using only public data from Census).
SIMA is updated weekly on Tuesday incorporating the last seven days of new license data received that week. The other steel monitors are updated monthly at the beginning of each month after the release of Census data. Updates will always be published the day of the prelim and final Census data release.
You can view the SIMA licensing glossary of terms here:
Glossary of Terms
You can view the import monitor quick reference guide here:
You can view the melt and pour dashboard user guide here:
You can view the export monitor monitor user guide here:
You can view the downstream monitor user guide here:
You can view the Global Steel Trade Monitor User Guide here:
You can view the import monitor tutorial here:
You can view product groups by HTS codes here:
Industry Monitoring and Analysis
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