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For Immediate Release: July 28, 2009

June Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in June 2009 decreased 18 percent from May 2009.  This change in the June total amount of steel imports was due to decreases in several categories including carbon and alloy oil country goods (-75.3%), galvanized hot-dipped sheets and strip (-36.4%), and hot-rolled sheets  (-26.7%). Notable increases included carbon and alloy blooms, billets and slabs (295.7%) and wire rods (31.4%). June 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 68.9 percent compared to June 2008.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Jun-08

May-09

Jun-09

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

May 09- Jun 09

Jun 08- Jun 09

All Steel Mill Products

2,476,551

939,062

770,355

-18.0%

-68.9%

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,389,365

899,043

729,982

-18.8%

-69.4%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

236,157

133,593

32,955

-75.3%

-86.0%

Line Pipe -- C & A

257,202

105,981

100,591

-5.1%

-60.9%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

223,417

102,875

75,413

-26.7%

-66.2%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

123,255

79,481

50,566

-36.4%

-59.0%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

78,612

52,318

44,757

-14.5%

-43.1%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

60,723

40,840

18,968

-53.6%

-68.8%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

70,913

51,440

28,399

-44.8%

-60.0%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

539,563

10,185

40,304

295.7%

-92.5%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

104,017

34,387

34,884

1.4%

-66.5%

Wire Rods -- C & A

107,118

25,390

33,373

31.4%

-68.8%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

87,186

40,019

40,373

0.9%

-53.7%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

30,156

10,960

13,396

22.2%

-55.6%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

10,845

6,040

6,241

3.3%

-42.5%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

8,813

5,066

5,527

9.1%

-37.3%

 **June 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final June 2009 figures to be released 08/12/09

*All numbers represent quantity in metric tons.

 

 

 

 

 

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