Iron and Steel: Imports

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 14th June 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK steel industry of the trend in the amount of steel imported to the UK from non-EU sources since the beginning of 2018; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The pattern of UK steel imports since 2018 varies significantly product by product.

In the first quarter of 2018, the volume of UK steel imports from non-EU countries was 658,000 tonnes. The volume of UK steel imports from non-EU countries in the first quarter of 2017 was 680,000 tonnes.

This was a 3.2 percent decrease.

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