US cold finished bar imports down 8.9 percent in February

US cold finished bar imports down 8.9 percent in February

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According to final census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of cold finished bar totaled 9,482 mt in February 2020, down 8.9 percent from January and down 25.7 percent from February 2019 levels. By value, cold finished bar imports totaled $13.0 million in February 2020, compared to $13.9 million in the previous month and $18.8 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most cold finished bar from Canada in February, with 2,479 mt, compared to 2,233 mt in January and 1,758 mt in February 2019. Other top sources of imported cold finished bar in February include Germany, with 2,237 mt; China, with 1,138 mt; and Italy, with 1,110 mt.

source: steelorbis

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