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    Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that steel import permit applications for the month of April totaled 2,894,000 net tons (NT)*. This was a 3.6% increase from the 2,794,000 permit tons recorded in March and a 27.4% increase from the March final imports total of 2,271,000. Import permit tonnage for finished steel in April was 1,983,000, up 6.6% from the final imports total of 1,861,000 in March. For the first four months of 2019 (including April SIMA permits and March final imports), total and finished steel imports were 11,079,000 NT and 8,039,000 NT, down 11.1% and 17.2%, respectively, from the same period in 2018. The estimated finished steel import market share in April was 21% and is 21% year-to-date (YTD).

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