US steel mill shipments rise 4.6 percent in December, up 0.9 percent in 2019

Monday, 10 February 2020 02:01:28 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2019, US steel mills shipped 8,021,250 net tons, a 4.6 percent increase from the 7,665,006 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2019, and a 2.8 percent increase from the 7,804,093 net tons shipped in December 2018. 

A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 16 percent; cold rolled sheets, down 2 percent; and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent.

Shipments for the full-year 2019 totaled 96,178,278 net tons, a 0.9 percent increase compared to 2018 full year shipments of 95,279,566.  

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