US slab imports increased in January

According to preliminary data from the US Department of Commerce (USDOC), the United States imported about 720,000 tons of slabs in January, an increase of 898.4% over the previous month and a decrease of 26.6% over the same month a year back.

Among them, imports from Brazil accounted for the largest share, at about 549,000 tons, up from zero in the previous month and about 811,000 tons in January 2020. Other sources of imports included Mexico (about 95,000 tons), Russia (about 44,600 tons). ), Canada (about 26,900 tons) and Japan (about 2,800 tons).

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