According to preliminary Census Bureau data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Canada, Brazil and Mexico were the largest suppliers of steel imports to the United States in June compared to May.
In June, Canada's steel exports from the United States were in balance with the previous month, neither decreasing nor increasing.
Brazil rose by a record 75% to 419,000 tons, ranking second, while Mexico was unable to overtake Brazil despite a 48% increase to 417,000 tons.
South Korea ranked 4th with 375,000 tons of steel exports, increasing by a record 71%, while US steel imports from China climbed to 5th place with a record 148% increase from 46,000 tons to 114,000 tons in June.
US steel imports from Turkey hit a record high
Algeria jumped 13-fold (96 thousand tons) to 6th place in US steel imports in June, becoming one of the largest suppliers to the US.
Japan decreased by 8% to 82 thousand tons, followed by India, increasing by 14% to 58 thousand tons.
Germany decreased by a record 48% from 103 thousand tons to 54 thousand tons.
Turkey increased by a record 59% from 27 thousand tons to 43 thousand tons, while Vietnam reached 42 thousand tons with a record 91% increase.
Romania decreased by 10% to 38 thousand tons, while the Netherlands decreased by 46% to 34 thousand tons.
Compared to May, Taiwan and Italy decreased by 29% and 55%, respectively, to 30 thousand tons and 17 thousand tons in June.
The record declines in Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Germany did not prevent them from being among the top 15 countries.