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 April 2018 - June 2018 (metric tons) Average monthly quantity July 2017 - March 2018 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
ITALY Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 27,194 4,581 494%
CHINA Plates in Coils -- C & A 5,277 949 456%
INDIA Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- C & A 18,287 4,414 314%
WORLD Blooms, Billets and Slabs -- S 61,873 18,092 242%
TAIWAN Structural Shapes Heavy -- C & A 8,393 2,489 237%
GREECE Line Pipe -- C & A 17,363 5,640 208%
VIETNAM Sheets & Strip Galv Hot Dipped -- C & A 26,410 8,725 203%
VIETNAM Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A 23,804 11,406 109%
MEXICO Bars-Hot rolled -- C & A 6,542 3,154 107%
MEXICO Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 9,809 4,849 102%
WORLD Bars-Reinforcing -- C & A 120,189 75,920 58%
WORLD All Stainless Products 139,415 96,909 44%
WORLD Black Plate -- C & A 6,100 4,393 39%
WORLD Plates in Coils -- C & A 137,504 105,702 30%

SOURCE: US Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance, SIMA
Table last modified July 26, 2018, with Licensing data collected through June 2018 and
Final Census data compiled through May 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 July 2016 and June 2017 have been eliminated
 
Steel mill categories are defined by 10-digit HTS codes



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

Country Product Average monthly quantity April 2018 - June 2018 (metric tons) Average monthly quantity July 2017 - March 2018 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
ARGENTINA Oil Country Goods -- C & A 6,698 17,138 -61%
RUSSIA Sheets Cold Rolled -- C & A 5,042 25,698 -80%

SOURCE: US Department of Commerce, Enforcement and Compliance, SIMA
Table last modified July 26, 2018, with Licensing data collected through June 2018 and
Final Census data compiled through May 2018.
 
A notable change is defined here by a significant decrease in the current three
month average quantity over the previous nine months average quantity;
the program examines the largest importers within each product group.
Steel mill categories are defined by 10-digit HTS codes