According to the latest data on steel imports monitoring and analysis released by the U.S. Commerce Department, the total number of steel import applications in October reached 3.1 million tons, a slight decrease of 0.3% from September but still accounting for 26% of the U.S. steel consumption.
Data from the U.S. Iron and Steel Institute show that in the United States, imports of finished products fell 3.4% to 2.5 million tonnes. Most imported steel products from South Korea, Turkey, Germany, Brazil and Japan.
In October, the import of sheet piles rose 159%, the import of non-tinplate rose 45%, the import of structural pipes rose 32%, the import of fixed-gauge steel rose 25%, the import of coils rose 20%, the import of Hot-rolled steel rod rose17%, and also standard pipe imports rose 13%.
According to the data from the American Iron and Steel Institute, so far oil pipeline products imported products rose 231%. Pipeline pipe imports rose 61%, standard pipe imports rose 44%, machinery pipe imports rose 34%, structural pipe imports rose 29%, cold rolled sheet imports rose 26%, hot rolled bar imports rose 24%, metal coating board, strip imports rose 23%, hot-dip galvanized sheet, steel imports rose 16%.
From January to October 2017, the United States imported 32.8 million tons of steel, up 19.4% from the same period of last year, and the import of finished products increased 15.1% to 25.3 million tons.