US CRC imports up 28.3 percent in March

US CRC imports up 28.3 percent in March

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According to preliminary census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of cold rolled sheets totaled 101,017 mt in March 2020, up 28.3 percent from February and down 14.8 percent from March 2019 levels. By value CRC imports totaled $79.0 million in March 2020, compared to $65.6 million in the previous month and $96.4 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most CRC from Canada in March, with 43,363 mt, compared to 37,846 mt in February and 26,226 mt in March 2019. Other top sources of imported CRC in March include Australia, with 17,033 mt; Mexico, with 13,047 mt; Korea, with 6,775 mt; and Germany, with 6,492 mt.

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