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 July 2018 - September 2018 (metric tons) Historic Trend - Average monthly quantity October 2017 - June 2018 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
SLOVAKIA Semi-Finished 6,587 2 456%
NETHERLANDS Semi-Finished 8,509 8 904%
RUSSIA Hot-rolled Steel 11,226 22 322%
ARGENTINA Semi-Finished 12,509 270 536%
TURKEY Line Pipe 11,032 396 688%
SPAIN Wire Rods 5,921 230 478%
MOROCCO Wire Rods 6,754 675 900%
GREECE Wire Rods 7,497 792 846%
UNITED STATES Rail Products 260,121 31,565 724%
SINGAPORE Rebar 7,165 875 718%
ITALY Wire Rods 5,375 696 671%
WORLD Rail Products 281,765 62,548 350%
ITALY Rebar 32,745 8,704 276%
BULGARIA Rebar 5,919 1,774 233%
TURKEY Hot-rolled Steel 36,257 11,352 219%
ITALY Hot-rolled Steel 5,609 1,916 192%
SPAIN Rebar 15,544 5,699 172%
CHINA Steel Piling 6,407 2,625 144%
TAIWAN Hot-rolled Steel 5,570 2,623 112%
GREECE Line Pipe 23,521 11,428 105%
NEW ZEALAND Hot-rolled Steel 6,528 3,235 101%
ITALY All Steel Mill Products 101,880 58,672 73%

SOURCE: Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Statistics Canada, and US Census Bureau (extracted from Global Trade Information Service).
Table last modified on December 6, 2018 with data through September 2018
 
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 October 2016 and September 2017 have been eliminated



Notable Decreases 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 July 2018 - September 2018 (metric tons) Historic Trend - Average monthly quantity October 2017 - June 2018 (metric tons) Percent change from Historic to Current average quantity
UNITED STATES Other Pipe and Tube 14,430 36,892 -60%
JAPAN Rail Products 6,828 18,865 -63%
BRAZIL Corrosion-resistant Steel 5,926 16,536 -64%
CANADA Oil Country Goods 6,634 19,994 -66%
KOREA Oil Country Goods 7,163 69,390 -89%

SOURCE: Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Statistics Canada, and US Census Bureau (extracted from Global Trade Information Service).
Table last modified on December 6, 2018 with data through September 2018
 
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.