The U.S. Department of Commerce released import license data through the 22nd of December. The data continues to show the trend to be similar to that of November when approximately 2.7 million net tons of foreign steel were exported to the United States. In the graphic below we have highlighted hot rolled (trending lower), cold rolled (flat trend), galvanized (trending lower) and Galvalume (trending lower) as well as a number of other products which we know are of interest to our readers.
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