Exports of steel from the USA increased 14.9% in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011.

Total Steel exports in May 2012 were 1.263M stons compared to 1.167Mstons in April 2012, an 8.2% increase, and a 10.4% increase compared to May 2011. According to year-to-date figures, exports increased 14.9% compared to 2011 or from 5.313Mstons in 2011 to 6.106M stons in 2012.