US line pipe imports up 94.4 percent in March

US line pipe imports up 94.4 percent in March

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According to preliminary census data from the US Department of Commerce, US imports of line pipe totaled 76,055 mt in March 2020, up 94.4 percent from February but down 58.3 percent from March 2019 levels. By value line pipe imports totaled $81.9 million in March 2020, compared to $45.4 million in the previous month and $194.7 million in the same month last year.

The US imported the most line pipe from Korea in March, with 22,693 mt, compared to 4,324 mt in February and 17,788 mt in March 2019. Other top sources of imported line pipe in March include Canada, with 13,554 mt; Italy, with 7,337 mt; Mexico, with 7,123 mt; and Germany, with 5,952 mt.

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