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For Immediate Release: July 29, 2008

June Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

The preliminary data released today show that overall steel imports in June 2008 increased 6.95 percent from May 2008. The change in June’s total amount of steel imports was due to a relatively large increase in some goods, such as blooms, billets and slabs (34%), wire rods (58%), and standard pipe (47%). There was a significant decrease in galvanized hot dipped sheets and strip (-38%). Stainless imports decreased slightly (-4.78%), due to decreases in each individual stainless product. June 2008 imports of steel mill products were down 12.28 percent compared to June 2007.


Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

Product 

Jun-08

May-08

Jun-08

% Change

% Change

 

May 08- June 08

June 07- June 08

All Steel Mill Products

2,766,185

2,268,814

2,426,463

6.95%

-12.28%

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,650,886

2,177,715

2,339,722

7.44%

-11.74%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

562,942

402,592

539,563

34.02%

-4.15%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

200,457

238,641

223,417

-6.38%

11.45%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

157,075

197,727

123,255

-37.66%

-21.53%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

99,610

92,299

78,612

-14.83%

-21.08%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

199,914

51,307

60,723

18.35%

-69.63%

Wire Rods -- C & A

150,679

66,256

104,962

58.42%

-30.34%

Line Pipe -- C & A

213,285

244,650

230,460

-5.80%

8.05%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

146,557

207,309

236,157

13.92%

61.14%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

73,159

69,316

70,913

2.30%

-3.07%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

142,641

70,846

104,017

46.82%

-27.08%

 

 

All Stainless Products

115,298

91,098

86,740

-4.78%

-24.77%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

34,853

32,194

29,864

-7.24%

-14.31%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

13,066

10,943

10,845

-0.90%

-17.00%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

10,930

8,327

8,813

5.84%

-19.37%

 **June 2008 figures are PRELIMINARY; final June figures to be released 8/12/08

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