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SteelGuru: Chinese Exports to Surge as Domestic Consumption Shrinks

21 May 2015 - Anticipated slowdown in domestic steel consumption is China is likely to throw up surplus volume for export.

Latin America: Finished Steel Imports From China Grow 29% in Jan/Mar 2015, While Their Average Price Falls 7%

19 May 2015 - Alacero released their Q1-2015 report on the state of Chinese finished steel imports within the Latin American market.

AISI Releases April SIMA Imports Data; Import Market Share 31 Percent in April

15 May 2015 - Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that steel import permit applications for the month of April total 3,294,000 net tons (NT)*.

March 2015 Steel Exports

14 May 2015 - In a report by the American Institute for International Steel published 7 May, steel exports inched up in March, as the North American neighbors of the United States increased their purchases of American steel and the European Union nations cut back on theirs.

March 2015 Steel Imports

12 May 2015 - According to the American Institute for International Steel, steel imports fell for the second straight month in March – and the fourth of the last five months – as shipments from Russia, Brazil and Mexico fell significantly.

Stainless Tube Imports From Asia Continue Massive Surge

30 Apr 2015 - Imports of seamless stainless steel tube from China and Japan continue to surge into the United States market at a rapid pace, according to the Stainless Steel Tube Trade Advancement Committee (SSTTAC).

Latin America: Finished Steel Production Grows 4% While Imports Increase 32% in Jan/Feb 2015

28 Apr 2015 - Finished steel in Latin America – Jan/Feb 2015 vs Jan/Feb 2014: > Production increases 4%. > Apparent steel use grows 8% > Total imports rise 32%

Emirates Steel Alerts Over Imports Hitting UAE Market

22 Apr 2015 - Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steelmaker in the UAE, has warned of the effects of the flow in China’s and Turkey’s steel to the local markets, and called for protective actions to face the increasing competition and falling prices.

February 2015 Steel Exports

06 Apr 2015 - According to the American Institute for International Steel's report released on 3 April, steel exports fell to less than 900,000 net tons in February, after being above 1 million net tons just four months earlier.

AIIS: U.S. Steel Imports Declined in February

31 Mar 2015 - U.S. steel imports dropped sharply in February 2015, with decreases from all trading partners of significant size – except Russia and China – according to analysis from the American Institute for International Steel (AIIS).

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