February 2018

U.S. Merchant Steel Import Licenses

Total Merchant licenses, (representing 10 HTS codes), year to-date, (YTD) through February 20th totaled 108,918 tons, down 39,955 tons or 26.8% from last year’s 188,873 tons. Month to-date, there have been a total of 42,475 tons of Merchant license requests, 42.8% lower than February 2017 volume of 74,239 tons. Figure 1 shows the overall total [...]

January 2018

U.S. Steel Mill Shipments and Domestic Consumption of Long Products*

For the 12 months ending December 2017, U.S. mill shipments of long products increased by 5.9% year on year, (y/y). U.S. domestic consumption of long products increased by 1.6% over the same timeframe. Import share of long products averaged 19.8% over the past 12 months, down from 22.6% for the 12 months ending December 2016. [...]