US steel mill shipments down 9 percent in February

Thursday, 09 April 2020 23:41:05 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2020, US steel mills shipped 7,771,656 net tons, a 9.0 percent decrease from the 8,535,755 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2020, and a 0.4 percent increase from the 7,744,304 net tons shipped in February 2019.

Shipments year-to-date in 2020 are 16,307,411 net tons, a 3.1 percent increase compared to 2019 shipments of 15,824,061 for two months.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes:  hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 4 percent; hot rolled sheet, down 5 percent; and cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent.

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