US steel mill shipments drop 1.5 percent in February

Monday, 09 April 2018 00:21:51 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2018, US steel mills shipped 7,525,590 net tons, a 1.5 percent decrease from the 7,636,321 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2018, and a 4.1 percent increase from the 7,232,341 net tons shipped in February 2017.  Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 15,161,931 net tons, a 1.5 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 14,940,757 net tons for two months.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes:  hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 3 percent, and hot rolled sheets, down 5 percent.

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