PMA: Lack of Imports 'Problematic'

April 2008
Metal Center News;Apr2008, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p55
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the assertion of William E. Gaskin, President of Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) that the decline in overall U.S. steel imports causes a great problem in industrial steel consumers. It cites the preliminary data released by the Department of Commerce indicating an 8% drop of steel imports from 2.41 to 2.22 million metric tons in January to February 2008. Further, it is noted by Gaskin that steel prices remain high and inventory levels stay low.


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