[Ferro-Alloys.com] Based on preliminary Census Bureau data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. imported a total of 1,541,000 net tons (NT) of steel in November 2019, including 1,311,000 net tons (NT) of finished steel (down 29.9% and 12.5%, respectively, vs. October final data). Through the first eleven months of 2019, total and finished steel imports are 26,332,000 and 19,675,000 net tons (NT), down 17.3% and 18.1%, respectively, vs. the same period in 2018. Annualized total and finished steel imports in 2019 would be 28.7 and 21.5 million NT, down 14.8% and 16.5%, respectively, vs. 2018. Finished steel import market share was an estimated 15% in November and is estimated at 19% over the first eleven months of 2019.
Surrounded by patches of wheat, sugarcane and guava orchards, the 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant located in the Sahiwal district of Pakistan's east Punjab province is playing a significant role for the electricity-starved country, and has changed local people's negative impression about thermal power plants.
Some local engineers working at the plant are also given the opportunity to be trained in China to learn advanced technologies in the industry, Bilal Chaudhry, manager of human resource development at the power plant, told Xinhua, adding that more and more local employees are taking managerial posts at the plant.