US steel mill shipments down 6 percent in April

Monday, 11 June 2018 23:56:05 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2018, US steel mills shipped 7,798,326 net tons, a 6.0 percent decrease from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2018, and a 5.0 percent increase from the 7,428,080 net tons shipped in April 2017. 

Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 31,259,675 net tons, a 4.0 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 30,061,271 net tons for four months.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes:  cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent; hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 6 percent; and hot rolled sheets, down 6 percent.

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