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|The US steel imports in last two months 2015 up yoy|
The United State Commerce Department issued data, indicating that in December 2016, the total steel imports was 2.436 million tons, gained 14.6% year on year, dropped 4.3% from last month.
Broken into products, and comparing to December 2015, the imports of long products dropt 16%, semi-finished steel products downed 76.3%, flat products increased nearly 2%. Steel wire, hot rolled coil, and steel slab showed larger decline, down 29.7%, 31.1%, and 36.5% respectively. However, the imports of steel pipe and galvanized steel sheet grew 72.1% and 46.1% respectively.
Comparing to November 2016, the imports of semi-finished steel and flat steel sheet downed 19.7%, and 6.7% respectively, while, imports of long product slightly gained 2.9%. The imports of hot rolled coil, cold rolled steel sheet, steel slab, and steel wire reduced at ranges of 5.4%-22.5%. And imports of steel pipes and deformed steel bar soared 20.1% and 2.6% respectively.
Besides, in December 2016, the United State imported 58 thousand tons of steel products from China, slumped 53.2% yoy, gained 9.2% from the in November.
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