The U.S. department of commerce, according to data released in October 2014, the United States steel imports of 3.99 million tons, rose 12.8%, up 41.8% from a year earlier. October 1 – the United States imported steel 33.53 million tons, up 36.6% from a year earlier.
Varieties of points, compared with last year in October, all kinds of flat material imports increased significantly, the hot rolls and thick plate jumped by 105% and 105%, respectively, 95.8% cold-rolled, wire growth of 88.4%. And than in September this year, all varieties of steel to achieve the growth.
Look from the main import source countries and regions, compared with last year in October, imported from Turkey and Japan imports increased significantly, 345.5% and 118.9%, respectively. Because the United States not to impose anti-dumping duties Turkish rebar, this month, the United States imported Turkish rebar quantity to achieve substantial growth. Compared with in September this year, the resources decline in imports from Russia, obviously affected by the current political situation, the United States should continue to be part of the Russian steel import restrictions, the Russian steel exports to the United States is still in the short term is expected to have a downward trend.
The latest statistics show that as of November 25, 2014, the import license number is 3.04 million tons of steel in November, from the same period last year.