May License Trend is Indicating a Big Month for Foreign Steel Imports

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:21 PM Written by 
Published in Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) reported foreign steel import license data earlier this week. Based on the daily rate and projecting it over the course of the entire month of May we are anticipating another 3.0 million net ton month. As of the 17th of May the trend is for imports to be close to the 3.4 and 3.5 million net ton levels seen in March and April 2017.


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