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For Immediate Release: September 22, 2009

August Monthly Steel Fact Sheet

 

The preliminary data released show that overall steel imports in August 2009 decreased 13.8 percent from July 2009.  This change in the August total amount of steel imports resulted from decreases in several categories including carbon and alloy line pipe (-60.7%) and blooms, billets and slabs (-34.1%). Notable increases included carbon and alloy wire rod (90.5%), and hot rolled sheets (44.6%). August 2009 imports of steel mill products were down 66.5 percent compared to August 2008.

 

Preliminary Census Steel Import Statistic Comparisons

 

Aug-08

Jul-09

Aug-09

% Change

% Change

 

 

 

 

Jul 09-

Aug 08-

Aug-09

Aug-09

All Steel Mill Products

2,310,852

899,397

775,235

-13.8%

-66.5%

 

 

 

All Carbon and Alloy Products

2,226,981

857,101

738,474

-13.8%

-66.8%

Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A

206,031

82,954

119,930

44.6%

-41.8%

Line Pipe -- C & A

169,805

104,691

41,156

-60.7%

-75.8%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A

438,335

86,236

56,801

-34.1%

-87.0%

Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A

132,566

61,442

49,833

-18.9%

-62.4%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A

59,178

40,923

58,428

42.8%

-1.3%

Wire Rods -- C & A

70,449

33,350

63,534

90.5%

-9.8%

Plates in Coils -- C & A

86,564

49,331

56,583

14.7%

-34.6%

Standard Pipe -- C & A

89,376

42,005

32,911

-21.6%

-63.2%

Oil Country Goods -- C & A

289,382

35,131

14,249

-59.4%

-95.1%

Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A

75,503

29,540

21,197

-28.2%

-71.9%

 

 

 

All Stainless Products

83,871

42,296

36,761

-13.1%

-56.2%

Sheets Cold Rolled -- S

26,450

13,647

13,362

-2.1%

-49.5%

Stainless Pipe & Tubing -- S

10,724

6,209

5,331

-14.1%

-50.3%

Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S

7,593

4,300

4,225

-1.7%

-44.4%

 **August 2009 figures are PRELIMINARY; final August 2009 figures to be released 10/09/09

*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