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For Immediate Release: November 27, 2007

October Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

The preliminary data released today show that overall steel imports in October 2007 increased 13 percent from September 2007. The change in September’s total amount of steel imports was due largely to an increase in blooms, billets and slabs; which increased by 119% from September to October. Changes were mixed in other carbon categories and most stainless categories decreased. October 2007 imports of steel mill products were down 30 percent compared to October 2006.

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

Product 

Oct-06

Sep-07

Oct-07

% Change

% Change

 

Sept- Oct 07

Oct 06 - Oct 07

All Steel Mill Products

3,518,462

2,166,485

2,449,729

13.07%

-30.38%

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

3,420,751

2,090,448

2,375,527

13.64%

-30.56%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

704,844

321,793

705,040

119.10%

0.03%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

361,603

187,378

169,984

-9.28%

-52.99%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

329,149

142,169

143,808

1.15%

-56.31%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

253,481

75,617

96,072

27.05%

-62.10%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

143,718

114,663

55,408

-51.68%

-61.45%

Wire Rods -- C & A

236,278

89,833

69,774

-22.33%

-70.47%

Line Pipe -- C & A

192,773

198,356

236,963

19.46%

22.92%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

158,678

147,552

114,644

-22.30%

-27.75%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

144,839

56,883

65,161

14.55%

-55.01%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

142,043

93,650

108,957

16.34%

-23.29%

 

 

All Stainless Products

97,711

76,037

74,202

-2.41%

-24.06%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

35,880

22,666

21,065

-7.06%

-41.29%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

12,988

12,871

11,467

-10.91%

-11.71%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

10,063

7,647

7,653

0.08%

-23.95%

  **October 2007 are PRELIMINARY; final October figures to be released 12/12/07.

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