US steel imports 2.4 million tons in April
According to preliminary census data from the US Department of Commerce, US monthly steel imports in April 2021 increased 14.1 percent from March to total 2,391,729 mt.
A year-on-year comparison shows a 5.2 percent decrease. In terms of value, US steel imports in April totaled $2.39 billion, compared to $2.05 billion in March and $1.83 billion in April 2020.
Top sources for US steel imports in April include: Brazil, with 594,191 mt; Canada, with 534,660 mt; Mexico, with 371,192 mt; Korea, with 238,979 mt; and Japan, with 80,002 mt.
By product group in ton
|products||April – 21||March – 21||April -20|
|Pipe – tube||291,821||304,049||240,873|
According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the US steel import market share in April 2021 was estimated at 18 percent, compared to 19 percent in March and 18 percent year-to-date.