July 2005
Metal Center News;Jul2005, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p47
Trade Publication
The article presents information related to the steel industry and trade. The United States imported a total of 2,609,000 net tons of steel in May 2005, including 2,149,000 net tons of finished steel. Year-to-date total and finished imports through May 2005 were up 15.1 and 16.3 percent, respectively, compared with the same period in 2004. Finished imports grew significantly in several key product categories. U.S. spot prices for hot- and cold-rolled sheet in May 2005 declined for the eighth month in a row.


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