Notable Increases in NAFTA's Steel Import Trends by Country and Product
 
Country names are links to corresponding NAFTA tables

Country Product Current Trend - Average monthly quantity September 2016 - November 2016 (metric tons) Historic Trend - Average monthly quantity December 2015 - August 2016 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
RUSSIA Hot-rolled Steel 13,917 1,670 733%
ITALY Hot-rolled Bar 11,805 2,266 421%
CHINA Rail Products 12,625 2,879 338%
THAILAND Cold-rolled Steel 7,226 1,881 284%
INDIA Cold-rolled Steel 17,203 4,600 273%
INDIA Semi-Finished 6,497 1,790 262%
TURKEY Structural Shapes 5,205 1,539 238%
AUSTRALIA Cold-rolled Steel 20,274 6,158 229%
BELGIUM Hot-rolled Steel 13,469 4,184 221%
SPAIN Rebar 15,181 4,993 204%
RUSSIA Oil Country Goods 7,553 2,669 183%
SPAIN Wire Rods 7,891 2,820 179%
ARGENTINA Oil Country Goods 5,743 2,067 177%
SAUDI ARABIA Line Pipe 15,291 5,583 173%
TURKEY Corrosion-resistant Steel 12,118 4,633 161%
ITALY Cold-rolled Steel 13,106 5,086 157%
JAPAN Structural Shapes 9,157 3,771 142%
TURKEY Cold-rolled Steel 27,069 11,713 131%
INDIA Corrosion-resistant Steel 20,707 9,324 122%
INDIA Line Pipe 8,609 3,910 120%
CANADA Line Pipe 15,237 6,948 119%
VIETNAM Corrosion-resistant Steel 49,216 22,749 116%
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Corrosion-resistant Steel 6,047 2,841 112%
ROMANIA Semi-Finished 14,898 7,040 111%
INDIA All Steel Mill Products 67,688 32,479 108%
KOREA Oil Country Goods 36,815 18,107 103%
VIETNAM All Steel Mill Products 110,766 66,881 65%
SPAIN All Steel Mill Products 61,214 40,507 51%
VIETNAM Rebar 7,592 . .
IRAN Semi-Finished 5,836 . .

SOURCE: Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Statistics Canada, and US Census Bureau (extracted from Global Trade Information Service).
Table last modified on February 8, 2017 with data through November 2016
 
A notable change is defined here by a significant increase in the current three
month average quantity over the previous nine months average quantity;
the program examines the largest importers within each product group.
Any increases for which import levels had been reached between December 2014 and November 2015 have been eliminated



There are no notable declines this month to report

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