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For Immediate Release: March 24, 2008

February Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in February 2009 decreased 34.45 percent from January 2009.  This change in February’s total amount of steel imports was due to an decrease in several categories including standard pipe (-59.12%), line pipe (-49.97%), and oil country goods

(-46.87%). Other notable decreases included wire rods (-51.47%), carbon and alloy blooms, billets and slabs (-49.97%), and reinforcing bar (-41.84%). February 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 37.48 percent compared to February 2008. Despite the February 2009 decrease, oil country goods increased 83.19% from February 2008 to February 2009.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Feb 08

Jan 09

Feb 09

Prelim

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

Jan 09- Feb 09

Feb 08- Feb 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,252,849

2,148,659

1,408,448

-34.45%

-37.48%

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,166,107

2,086,259

1,366,008

-34.52%

-36.94%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

133,794

461,293

245,097

-46.87%

83.19%

Line Pipe -- C & A

263,219

258,580

130,352

-49.59%

-50.48%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

491,765

183,890

92,009

-49.97%

-81.29%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

225,957

137,299

151,193

10.12%

-33.09%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

102,648

92,146

86,253

-6.40%

-15.97%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

60,778

102,625

41,952

-59.12%

-30.98%

Wire Rods -- C & A

70,502

78,378

38,035

-51.47%

-46.05%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

57,831

54,913

62,639

14.07%

8.31%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

95,303

92,410

101,265

9.58%

6.26%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

108,264

49,212

28,620

-41.84%

-73.56%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

86,741

62,400

42,440

-31.99%

-51.07%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

33,553

13,994

9,322

-33.39%

-72.22%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

8,675

9,988

6,507

-34.85%

-24.99%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

11,164

6,542

6,370

-2.63%

-42.94%

 **February 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final February 2009 figures to be released April 09, 2009.

*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