US HDG imports up 7.9 percent in March

US HDG imports up 7.9 percent in March

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According to preliminary census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of hot dipped galvanized sheets totaled 186,681 mt in March 2020, up 7.9 percent from February and up 11.9 percent from March 2019 levels. By value HDG imports totaled $169.7 million in March 2020, compared to $160.3 million in the previous month and $173.2 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most HDG from Canada in March, with 80,868 mt, compared to 82,011 mt in February and 69,487 mt in March 2019. Other top sources of imported HDG in March include Taiwan, with 13,913 mt; South Africa, with 13,478 mt; Austria, with 12,017 mt; and Korea, with 10,090 mt.

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