According to export data from the US Department of Commerce, monthly steel exports in August 2021 increased 1.0% from July to total 692,649 mt. A year-on-year comparison shows a 31.1% increase.
In terms of value, US steel exports in August totaled $1.12 billion, compared to $1.09 billion in July and $693.5 million in August 2020.
Steel exports to Canada in August increased 7.7% to 333,731 mt, and increased 31.5% from August 2020. Exports to Mexico decreased 6.1% month-onmonth to 314,243 mt, which is up 41.9% from the same month a year ago.
Other top destinations for US steel exports in August include: China, with 3,303 mt; Brazil, with 3,092 mt; Guyana, with 2,648 mt; Pakistan, with 2,403 mt; and Sweden, with 2,227 mt.