Steel imports rose by 4.7 per cent in 2018-19

India’s finished steel imports rose by 4.7 per cent to 7.83 million tonnes (mt) in 2018-19 as against the import of 7.48 mt in 2017-18, as per a written reply by Steel Minister, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, to the Lok Sabha.

Elaborating, the Minister informed the House that stainless steel, flat products such as hot-rolled and cold-rolled coils, galvanised plain or galvanised corrugated-coated and electrical sheets were the major categories imported, said a report.