Finished import market share at 20 percent in February 2019

Based on final Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that the U.S. imported a total of 2,433,000 net tons (NT) of steel in February 2019, including 1,744,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 30.1% and 28.8%, respectively, vs. January final data). Through the first two months of 2019, total and finished steel imports are 5,912,000 and 4,194,000 net tons (NT), up 10.2% and down 3.6%, respectively, vs. the same period in 2018. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 20% in February and is estimated at 22% over the first two months of 2019.

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