Commerce Develops New Tool to Monitor Steel Trade

Written by Tim Triplett

The Commerce Department has developed a new tool that makes it easier to track steel trade flows. The Global Steel Trade Monitor, available here, provides extensive and timely steel trade data for the top 20 global steel importing countries and top 20 global steel exporting countries.

“Timely detailed data in user-friendly formats are essential both for enforcement and for policy determinations,” said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “This interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor will strengthen U.S. companies’ and the U.S. government’s ability to track trade flows to better understand the relevant trends in this essential sector.”  

The new tool gives users the flexibility to select online customized import and export flows in intuitive graphic form and detailed charts for five aggregate steel mill product groups: flat, long, pipe and tube, semi-finished, and stainless products. The tool can produce more than 20,000 charts, which will be updated more frequently than the current comprehensive country reports, Commerce said.

The monitor improves upon the Global Steel Monitor Country-Specific Reports that the department began publishing in 2016.  

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