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Commerce Releases Enhanced Global Steel Trade Monitor

Written by Tim Triplett

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released an enhanced version of its popular interactive Global Steel Trade Monitor.

Improvements to the monitor now allow users to create graphs and charts to compare changes in trade patterns between two steel trading countries or two groups of steel products at one time. Having the ability to conduct such comparative analysis gives industry greater insight into how steel exporting countries and steel importing countries react to changes in global market conditions.

As with the original monitor, this enhanced version can generate more than 20,000 detailed charts for five standard aggregate steel mill product categories: flat, long, pipe and tube, semi-finished, and stainless products across the top 20 global steel importing and exporting countries. It also allows data views of these selected trade flows in both volume and value for users to conduct their own further analysis. The monitor is updated regularly and was designed to supplement the Commerce Department’s comprehensive Global Steel Monitor Country-Specific Reports.

The original interactive monitor was launched in September 2018. The site receives thousands of hits every month and in peak months nearly 30,000 hits. The enhanced version of the Global Steel Interactive Trade Monitor is now available. For additional information, e-mail  

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