Definitions for "Apparent consumption"
Keywords:  minus, shipments, exports, plus, infer
Production plus imports minus exports, sometimes also adjusted for changes in inventories. The intention here is not to distinguish different uses for a good within the country, but only to infer the total that is used there for any purpose.
Total shipments minus exports plus imports of steel.
Production plus imports minus exports of a product or material over a defined time period. This equates to the consumption of that material or product within the region being examined, and consists of additions to stock and direct consumption.