The U.S. imported 2.90 million short tons (2.63 million tonnes) of steel in June, rising 14.8% month on month, according to a report compiled by American Iron and Steel Institute based on preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Finished steel imports increased 8.7% from a month ago to 2.02 million short tons, according to the report.
The U.S. took the most finished steel from South Korea in June, at 274,000 short tons, up 45% from the previous month.
Steel imports from Japan rose 22% from the month prior to 117,000 short tons; shipments from Turkey came in at 98,000 short tons, rising 46% from May; intakes from Germany dropped 2% on the month to 95,000 short tons.
The U.S. imported 14.69 million short tons of steel in the first six months, up 18.5% from the year before. Of this, finished steel imports climbed 15.6% year on year to 10 million shorts tons.
(Writing by Lilya Li Editing by Tammy Yang)
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