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For Immediate Release: April 29, 2008

March Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in March 2009 decreased 5.30 percent from February 2009.  This change in the March total amount of steel imports was due to decreases in several categories including carbon and alloy blooms, billets and slabs (-40.59%), plates in coils (-35.67%), and stainless blooms, billets and slabs (-30.86%). Notable increases included carbon and alloy reinforcing bars (154.90%) and line pipe (24.38%). March 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 41.47 percent compared to March 2008.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Mar-08

Feb-09

Mar-09

Prelim

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

Feb 09 - Mar 09

Mar 08- Mar 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,332,179

1,441,355

1,364,925

-5.30%

-41.47%

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,243,699

1,397,943

1,314,066

-6.00%

-41.43%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

199,844

247,499

225,833

-8.75%

13.00%

Line Pipe -- C & A

248,313

130,362

162,139

24.38%

-34.70%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

403,963

92,009

54,659

-40.59%

-86.47%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

173,798

151,646

140,557

-7.31%

-19.13%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

151,644

86,290

109,987

27.46%

-27.47%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

103,821

42,822

53,094

23.99%

-48.86%

Wire Rods -- C & A

75,402

38,822

35,857

-7.64%

-52.45%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

77,132

83,432

53,675

-35.67%

-30.41%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

82,156

102,129

85,861

-15.93%

4.51%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

110,462

28,645

73,017

154.90%

-33.90%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

88,480

43,412

50,858

17.15%

-42.52%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

32,750

9,495

10,374

9.26%

-68.32%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

11,281

6,542

11,491

75.65%

1.86%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

9,211

7,057

4,879

-30.86%

-47.03%

 **March 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final March 2009 figures to be released 05/12/09

*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