Notable Increases in SIMA's Steel Import Trends by Country and Product
 
Country names are links to corresponding SIMA graphs

Country Product Average monthly quantity March 2018 - May 2018 (metric tons) Average monthly quantity June 2017 - February 2018 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
ROMANIA Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A 8,335 204 3979%
TURKEY Sheets & Strip All Other Metallic Coat -- C & 9,812 410 2291%
TAIWAN Structural Shapes Heavy -- C & A 12,550 1,569 700%
GREECE Line Pipe -- C & A 22,959 3,775 508%
ITALY Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 21,025 5,679 270%
WORLD Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S 63,478 18,038 252%
VIETNAM Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A 23,333 6,816 242%
PERU Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 10,527 3,525 199%
MEXICO Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 10,698 4,310 148%
VIETNAM Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A 23,942 10,179 135%
RUSSIA Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A 18,149 7,748 134%
SPAIN Oil Country Goods -- C & A 14,810 6,413 131%
WORLD Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 140,910 83,216 69%
WORLD All Stainless Products 146,612 96,552 52%
WORLD Plates in Coils -- C & A 142,943 105,653 35%
WORLD Sheets & Strip-Electrical -- C & A 12,281 9,149 34%
WORLD Sheets Hot Rolled -- C & A 221,723 169,977 30%

SOURCE: US Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance, SIMA
Table last modified June 8, 2018, with Licensing data collected through May 2018 and
Final Census data compiled through April 2018.
 
A notable change is defined here by a significant increase in the current three
month average quantity over the previous nine months average quantity;
the program examines the largest importers within each product group.
Any increases for which import levels had been reached between June 2016 and May 2017 have been eliminated
 
Steel mill categories are defined by 10-digit HTS codes



There are no notable decreases to report this month

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