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For Immediate Release: June 29, 2009

May Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in May 2009 decreased 17.1 percent from April 2009.  This change in the May total amount of steel imports was due to decreases in most categories including carbon and alloy blooms, billets, and slabs (-88.7%), cold-rolled sheets (-48.1%), and line pipe  (-24.5%). Notable increases included carbon and alloy oil country goods (24.6%) and plates in coil (21.3%). May 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 59.2 percent compared to May 2008.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

May-08

Apr-09

May-09

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

Apr 09- May 09

May 08- May 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,268,814

1,115,594

924,996

-17.1%

-59.2%

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,177,715

1,073,551

886,229

-17.4%

-59.3%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

207,309

103,381

128,799

24.6%

-37.9%

Line Pipe -- C & A

244,650

140,297

105,880

-24.5%

-56.7%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

238,641

118,487

100,106

-15.5%

-58.1%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

197,727

104,671

79,435

-24.1%

-59.8%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

92,299

95,382

49,552

-48.0%

-46.3%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

51,307

28,361

40,748

43.7%

-20.6%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

69,316

42,170

51,133

21.3%

-26.2%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

402,592

90,392

10,185

-88.7%

-97.5%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

70,846

42,773

34,382

-19.6%

-51.5%

Wire Rods -- C & A

66,256

27,365

25,230

-7.8%

-61.9%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

91,098

42,042

38,767

-7.8%

-57.4%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

32,194

11,268

10,554

-6.3%

-67.2%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

10,943

7,166

6,030

-15.9%

-44.9%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

8,327

4,586

4,733

3.2%

-43.2%

 **May 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final May2009 figures to be released 07/10/09

*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