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U.S. Steel Exports Remain High in September

Written by Brett Linton

U.S. steel exports in September totaled 903,388 net tons (819,541 metric tons), down 1.5 percent over August, but up 13.6 percent from September 2016. Total exports have averaged around 885,000 tons over the last few months after reaching a 2.5-year high in May (1,006,087 tons). The total September export figure is above both the three-month moving average (average of July 2017, August 2017 and September 2017), and the 12-month moving average (average of October 2016 through September 2017). Here is a breakdown of flat rolled and plate steel exports:

Cut plate exports decreased 9.0 percent from August to 95,758 tons, but were up 3.0 percent compared to levels one year ago.

Exports of coiled plate were 45,695 tons in September, up 5.8 percent month over month, and up 4.4 percent year over year.

Hot rolled steel exports increased 13.2 percent month over month to 106,635 tons, and were up 34.4 percent from September 2016 levels.

Exports of cold rolled products were 57,825 tons in September, down 7.1 percent from August, but up 8.7 percent over the same month last year.

Galvanized exports fell 3.9 percent month over month to 123,368 tons. Compared to one year ago, September levels were up 7.3 percent.

Exports of all other metallic coated products came in at 20,908 tons, an 8.9 percent decrease from August, but a 13.3 percent increase compared to one year ago.

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