July 2005
Metal Center News;Jul2005, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p48
Trade Publication
The article presents information related to the steel industry and trade. Total stainless steel imports of 182,350 tons in the first quarter of 2005 represented a 37 percent increase over the same three-month period in 2004. At the same time, U.S. consumption grew 7 percent to 628,854. Imports were 18,209 tons, a 19 percent increase while U.S. consumption was 68,089 tons, a 5 percent decrease. Imports were 28,956 tons, a 53 percent increase, while U.S. consumption and import penetration are not calculable.


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