Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum will be a blow to the construction industry

The president today announced he would subject imports of the two metals to 25 percent and 10 percent tariffs respectively.

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They would raise the price of everything from canned beer and soda to automobiles and housing, not least of all skyscrapers and multifamily buildings deeply reliant on heavy metals, housing experts told Inman.