SMU Data and Models

A Closer Look at SMU's "Imports by Product, Port, & Country"

Written by John Packard

As you may have read last week, Steel Market Update is providing our Executive members access to Premium sections of our website as well as Premium supplement newsletters for the month of July.  We are doing this in an effort to educate our customers on what is available at the Premium Level should you wish to upgrade to Premium Level membership at some point in time in the future.

Last week we focused on SMU’s survey results, and while that is a leading benefit for many of our Premium members, there is much more Premium content to be explored.  Today we are focusing on our “Imports by Product, Port, & Country”.

While Executive members have access to import data, our Premium “Import by Product, Port, & Country” goes beyond what is offered to Executive members.  The primary distinction is revealed in the name.  Whereas “Import History” shows monthly import tonnage for a variety of products (HR, CR, Semi-Finished, OCTG, Galvanized, other metallic coated, plate coils, and plate length), “Import by Product, Port, & Country” provides greater insight into tonnage segregated by geographic district, arrival port within that geographic district, country of origin, total tonnage, the port’s year-to-date tonnage total, yearly total, change year over year, imports ranked per year-to-date into district, and imports ranked per year-to-date by exporting country.

This data is updated monthly and the statistics provided cover hot rolled steel imports, cold rolled steel imports, galvanized steel imports, other metallic coated (Galvalume & aluminized) steel imports, semi-finished steel imports, and plate in coils steel imports. 

We will be publishing the latest available data either late on Monday or early on Tuesday of this week. Along with the data, we will produce a Premium Level supplemental article about the data.

Much of this data, as well as additional analysis, are referenced in our Premium supplemental articles that are published roughly twice a month.  If you haven’t yet explored this portion of the SMU website, you may do so by navigating to “Analysis” at the top of our website: a drop down will appear, hover over “Import/Export Data,” another drop down will appear, at the bottom of the drop down list click on “Imports by Product, Port, & Country.”  There you will find all of the current import data as well as historical “Imports by Product, Port, & Country” data.

We hope that you will take advantage of this temporary access to our Imports by Product, Port & Country data.  We are sure that you will find it to be of value.

If you would like to learn more about the values associated with Premium Level membership please feel free to contact us: or by phone: 800-432-3475.

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