At the product category level, trade in steel mill products was dominated by exports and imports of flat products in 2017, which accounted for roughly 50 percent of trade. Exports and imports of long products accounted for a quarter of the global steel trade. The remaining quarter was comprised of semi-finished products at just over 10 percent, pipe and tube products at 8 percent, and stainless products at 4 percent.
Trade by Country
In 2017, China was the top exporter of steel mill products, exporting 110 million metric tons, and the United States was the top importer, receiving 35.3 million metric tons. Countries from the European Union accounted for nine of the top 20 countries in both exports and imports, while countries from Asia and Oceania accounted for five of the top exporters, and seven of the top importers.
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Post time: Aug-24-2018