Import malleable has seen significant increases over the past year and further movement may be on the horizon due to a 301 case review on China, the largest importer of record.

Domestic malleable demand remains steady and the 6% beginning-of-the-year increase has taken hold. Preference for Made in America products continues to be strong as evidenced by increased requests for supporting documentation. Plenty of stateside capacity exists to pick up shifts toward domestic product.


The American Supply Association (ASA) and its Industrial Piping Division (IPD) is the national organization serving wholesaler-distributors and their suppliers in the industrial and mechanical pipe-valve-fitting industry.  As a powerful alliance of channel partners, we provide a forum for your upstream trading partners to exchange critical information and address key issues.

In particular, ASA’s IPD members constantly check the pulse of the materials and commodities they proudly supply to you.  ASA’s IPD members are knowledgeable industry leaders, and those who volunteer their service on the IPD Executive Council compile and prepare the IPD Commodity Reports.  The Reports contain some of the most current and qualified market data and information available from the industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors about emerging trends and other price-influencing actions and events.

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