Import steel from China and India

Our metal sourcing team has a lot of experience on how to import steel from China and how to import steel from India. We assist and advise companies to buy stainless steel, profiles, corten, galvanized, corrugated or rebar, metal sheeting, cladding, structural sections, commercial bars, pipes and structural steel pipes for construction sites, construction, industries and fabricators from Europe and America.

If you want to buy steel from China or buy from India, simply contact us, just contact us, tell us the product you want to import and we will tell you the steel price and help you import from China or import from India to your country. Shall we start to import?

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Steel is a mixture of iron and a small percentage of carbon, no more than 1.075%, which results in improved physical and chemical properties. In the market there are many types of steels and alloys to obtain different characteristics and properties such as mechanical resistance, wear, hardness, toughness, weldability and other properties so that the material can be adapted to the different industries in the market to manufacture pipes, profiles, tools, household appliances, structures, industrial parts, industrial supplies and automotive parts.

Like all metals, steels has different finishes, treatments and finishes depending on the use and where it is used, such as stainless steel, corten steel, galvanized steel, rebar and others. In terms of shape, the market offers flat products such as steel sheets and coils or steel coils, as well as long products such as flat bars, bars and rods, perforated bars, wires, angles and profiles, round pipes, pipes with ISO measurements, square pipes and rectangular pipes.

The standardization and normalization of steels is defined by the AISI (American Iron and Steels Institute), ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials), DIN (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization), BSI (British Standards Institution), NTP (Norma Técnica Peruana), JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard), SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) and UNE (Una Norma Española) standards. 

The different grades of carbon steel and materials in Europe that can be marketed and manufactured in accordance with European standards are: S235JR steel, S235J0, S235J2, S275JR, S275J0, S275J2, S355JR, S355J0, S355J2, S355K2, S275N, S275NL, S355N, S355NL, S420N, S420NL, S460N, S460NL, S275M, S355M, S420M, S460M, S275ML, S355ML, S420ML, S460ML, S460Q, S460QL, S460QL1, 20Mn5, 28Mn6, C10, C22, C22E , C25, C25E, C35, C35E, C40, C40E, C45, C45E, C50, C50E, C55, C55E, C60, C60E, P235GH, P245GH, P250GH, P265GH, P280GH, P285QH, P295GH, P305GH, P355GH, P355N, P355NH, P355NL1, P355NL2, P355QH, P355QH1, P420QH, P460Q, P460QH, P500, P500QH, P500QL1, P500QL2, E335, E360. A 42 steel is equivalent to S275JR. Other quality, type and finishing as it is DX51D, DX52D, DX53D, DX54D, DX56D, DC01, A36, S355J2, DD11, AISI 304, AISI 316



The American carbon steel standards are: 

  • American standards: ASTM A36 steel / A36M, ASTM A105 steel / A105M, ASTM A106 steel / A106M ASTM A181 / A181M, ASTM A266 / A266M, ASTM A290 / A290M, ASTM A350 / A350M, ASTM A504 / A504M, ASTM A516 / A516M, ASTM A551 / A551M, ASTM A668 / A668M, ASTM A694 / A694M
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: ASME SA-105 / SA-105M ASME SA-181 / SA-181M ASME SA-266 / SA-266M ASME SA-350 / SA-350M ASME SA-516 / SA-516M ASME SA-765 / SA-765M ASME SA-765 / SA-765M
  • AISI American Iron and Steel Institute: AISI A1040, SAE J 403


The European standards for carbon steel are:

  • EN 10025-2 / EN 10025-3 / EN 10025-6 / EN 10028-2 / EN 10028-3 / EN 10028-6 / EN 10083-2 / EN 10210-1 / EN 10222-2 / EN 10222-4 / EN 10225 / EN 10250-2 / EN 10250-3 / EN 10250-6 / EN 10273 / EN 10277-2



The American standards for alloy steels are:

  • American standards: ASTM A182 / A182M, ASTM A322, ASTM A668 / A688M, ASTM A694 / A694M
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers: ASME SA-182/SA-182M, ASME SA-336/SA-336M
  • American Iron and Steel Institute AISI: AISI A 322, SAE AMS 6473 A, SAE J 404


The European standards for alloy steels are:

  • EN 10025-6 / EN 10025-6 / EN 10083-3 / EN 10084 / EN 10085 / EN 10089 / EN 10222-2 / EN 10250-2 / EN 10250-3 / EN ISO 683-17 / EN ISO 683-17
Import steel from China


China’s steel is one of the most sought after in the world and China is the world’s leading producer.  The steel and tube industry is very important to consider if you want to importing steel from China and India.

We all know that this metal is consumed for industrial manufacturing, machining, construction and manufacturing and has a multitude of applications and uses, so factories around the world contact us to import. The demand and consumption of your country depends on the economic growth, the degree of industrialization and the manufacturing capacity of the country, therefore developed and semi-developed countries have higher steel consumption than developing countries.

Many sectors and industries depend on Chinese steel and any variation in its production or international demand translates into a variation in the steel China price, so it can affect the entire metal industry, parts manufacturing, mechanics, machinery, industrial facilities, manufacturing, metal structures, construction and related sectors. The metal industry has suffered serious uncertainties caused by trade wars between countries and global protectionist measures causing steel tariffs to go up or down, depending on the economic climate between the different world powers, which causes importers and manufacturers to buy steel in China and buy steel in India.

If you are interested in import from China or import from India, contact us, we can help you.

World production

The world steel production in 2019 was 1,864 million tons of crude steel worldwide and the main producing countries in the world are:

  • China. China’s production is 1,053 million tons.
  • India. India’s production is approximately 10% with 99 million tons. (t.)
  • Japan. Japan’s production is 83 million tons.
  • Russia. Russia’s production is 73 million tons.
  • USA. USA production is 72 million t..
  • South Korea with a production of 67 million t.
  • Turkey with a production of 35 million t.
  • Germany with a production of 35 million tons.
  • Brazil with a production of 31 million tons.
  • Iran with a production of 29 million tons.

In recent years, the world steel sector has had relevant changes in the pattern of foreign trade and in the import of steel from China and India.

Due to import from China and India, customs and regulatory bodies of countries and governments are requesting permits, licenses and other paperwork depending on each importing country. Therefore, if an importer, wholesaler, distributor, trader, factory or manufacturer wants to import steel, you have to know what are the necessary requirements and documents needed to import steel for your country, that is, you have to know how the import procedure works to import steel products without problems.

Steel China production

China’s crude steel production is 1,053 million tons, making China the world’s largest metals producer with more than 50% of the world’s production. According to various reports, steel suppliers and exports have increased for the third consecutive month in November 2020 due to a rebound in demand in foreign countries and steel prices China. At present, China’s steel industry has excess metals and iron production capacity and is closing and merging steel plants in Hebei province to adapt to new technologies and the country’s new growth plan.

steel exports

Exports of hot rolled steels and by-products processed and manufactured with this raw material are mainly destined for the following markets:

  • United States USA and Canada
  • In Europe, Steel China export are destined for Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Belgium, Poland and Spain, in order of import volume.
  • In the case of Latin America, the main importing countries by import volume are Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Costa Rica. In these countries are mainly rolled products such as long steel, flat and seamless pipes and other derivatives.
  • In the case of Africa, the main importing countries are Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Morocco.
Due to the pandemic there have been changes in exports, due to international demand, China’s domestic demand and the restoration of the market when buying steel in China.

Stainless steel, corten, galvanized, rebar

Stainless steel 304, 316, corten, galvanized sheet and galvanized pipes, rebar, among others, have a multitude of applications, from the manufacture of structures, industrial plants, industrial parts, industrial supplies, reinforcement or rebar for reinforced concrete in the construction of buildings, manufacturing and decorative elements. Rebars or corrugated iron are rolled steel designed to form the rebars of the structural elements of reinforced concrete buildings.

Import steel from India

steel suppliers

If you are looking for steel suppliers of stainless, carbon, galvanized steel, galvanized pipes, galvanized pipes from China and India, we can help you to buy steel profiles, slab and plates, steel beams, round bars, flat bars, rebars, rods, square bars, hexagonal bars, pipes and tubes, speedfloor, railroad rail and other products. Contact us. We can help you. 

In each market, rolled steels have different dimensions and characteristics, but the main ones are: 

  • structural angles L
  • steel profiles
  • round bars sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50 mm
  • Steel flat bars sizes, width popular 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 75, 100 mm and thicknesses 6, 8, 10 and 12 mm.
  • slab and plates
  • rebar, corrugated: 6-50 mm diameter bars and coils.
  • H beams (H beams are those beams whose section is H-shaped and have different variants such as IPN sections, HE section and IPE section)
  • rods
  • square bars sizes 5 x 5, 8 x 8, 10 x 10, 12 x 12, 16 x 16, 18 x 18, 20 x 20, 22 x 22, 25 x 25, 28 x 28 mm
  • hexagonal bars
  • hollow bars 
  • steel and tubes sizes and diameters 15, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 65, 80, 100, 125, 150, 200, 250, 300mm or diameters in inches 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1-1/4, 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12. Steel type L235, L275, L355, A310, AE235, AE275, AE355, A 490, A 590, A 690, S185, 2235, S275, S355, E295, E335, E360, ST33, ST37, ST42, ST44, ST52, A25, A, B, X42, X46, X52, X56, X60, X65, X70
  • speedfloor uses a 75 mm or 90 mm topping coparison with other flooring systems.
  • steel frame
  • corrugated metal 
  • metal sheeting
  • steel rails and railroad rails ASCE 18, 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 60, RN45, 60E1, 60e2, 60e1A1, ZU-1-60, IRS 52, UIC 54, IRS-T-12

Hot rolled coil

Hot rolled coil are the products obtained after working large cast ingots, which during the rolling process are heated to allow deformation and adequate stretching to obtain the profile with the appropriate measures and dimensions to obtain the commercial sections that buyers and importers in China need to purchase for their manufacture. If you want to know hot rolled coil price in China, contact us.

Steel prices china

The steel prices China is constantly varying depending on the type of alloy, domestic demand, importers and buyers, the production of Chinese steel companies and metals stocks, so please contact us and ask for prices. We manage the whole supply chain to import from China to your country.

If your country has anti dumping laws against China, then you can compare steel prices India and steel prices China to start buying steel in India. 

steel tariffs

Every importer, manufacturer or company knows that each country has its own tariffs, taxes and fees that must be paid in customs for each product that is imported from the country from which the import is made. In addition, due to trade wars between countries, you have to see if there are anti-dumping laws for the types of steels you want to import into your country.

In the case of steel products, it is necessary to take into account the type of steel, the finishes and finishes, coatings and other aspects that in international trade are not a restriction, but rather rules and criteria for importing steel products in general and that must be complied with import documents depending on the requirements and customs requirements in each country.

Contact Thinking for People and as an importer we will study the tariffs, taxes and duties for your country.

Import steel

If you need to import from India or import from China of industrial products, steel products and machined products we can help you to import, just contact us. Tell us what kind of steel you want to import to your country and we will indicate you price per kg and availability.

Thinking for People helps you with the import of metal products from China and India and we help you to prevent mistakes in the import process, save time and money. Contact us and we will advise you on importing steel and other metal products. If you are interested in selling aluminum, we can also help you import aluminum from China, India or USA.

We are available 24h and weekends. Contact us with a call, an email or whatsapp, whatever is more comfortable for you and it’s that easy.

Buying in China?

If you need help to import from China or industrial products such as clamps, anchors, bike racks, skateboards racks, hardware, fasteners, signs, signs, covers, profiles, pulleys, wheel supports, ventilation grills, cable parts, cables, tile profiles, latches, handles, pulls, shackles, handrails and railings, hoops, hinges, gutters, chains, wires, metal sheets, kitchen containers, drawer slides, pool ladders, boat equipment, cleats, sinks, railings, gates, bollards, eyebolts, jewelry, then contact us and start Import.

Contact us to create a partnership or simply to get to know us.

Are you interested in importing from China? Are you an industrial manufacturer and need to buy wholesale from China or buy wholesale from India for cheaper manufacturing? Contact us. If you are a construction company and want to save money by buying directly from manufacturers you can save money by importing building materials from China and importing from India. If you want to start importing from China or import from India, it is very simple, through email, with a call or whatsapp tell us what kind of metal you are looking for and we will tell you the price in China and price in India.

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