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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2008

January Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in January 2009 increased 13.36 percent from December 2008.  This change in January’s total amount of steel imports was due to an increase in several categories including reinforcing bars (295.16%), cold-rolled sheets (59.32%), and carbon & alloy line pipe (25.51%). Notable decreases included galvanized hot-dipped sheets & strip (-18.01%), wire rod   (-16.98%), and stainless blooms, billets, & slabs (-15.40%). January 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 12.16 percent compared to January 2008. Oil country goods, however, increased 136.44% from January 2008 to January 2009.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Jan 08

Dec 08

Jan 09

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

Dec 08- Jan 09

Jan 08- Jan 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,419,196

1,874,759

2,125,142

13.36%

-12.16%

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,336,651

1,814,790

2,063,554

13.71%

-11.69%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

193,894

417,652

458,445

9.77%

136.44%

Line Pipe -- C & A

277,392

205,688

258,155

25.51%

-6.93%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

408,530

186,097

180,375

-3.07%

-55.85%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

219,120

137,436

137,258

-0.13%

-37.36%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

135,159

112,357

92,124

-18.01%

-31.84%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

73,853

92,532

102,442

10.71%

38.71%

Wire Rods -- C & A

87,139

93,443

77,574

-16.98%

-10.98%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

71,144

47,867

54,913

14.72%

-22.81%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

99,127

57,995

92,400

59.32%

-6.79%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

115,313

12,448

49,189

295.16%

-57.34%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

82,544

59,968

61,587

2.70%

-25.39%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

31,398

11,992

13,981

16.59%

-55.47%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

10,858

9,568

9,781

2.23%

-9.92%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

8,757

7,728

6,538

-15.40%

-25.34%

 **January 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final  January 2009  figures to be released 13 Mar 09.

*All numbers represent quantity in metric  tons.

 

 

 

 

 

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