US steel mill shipments down 0.8 percent in May

Tuesday, 09 July 2019 23:15:47 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2019, US steel mills shipped 8,142,270 net tons, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 8,210,425 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2019, and a 1.1 percent increase from the 8,056,366 net tons shipped in May 2018. 

Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 40,504,746 net tons, a 3.0 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 39,316,041 net tons for five months.

A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, down 1 percent; hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent; and cold rolled sheets, down 4 percent.

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