US steel mill shipments up 7.5 percent in March

Wednesday, 08 May 2019 23:54:49 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2019, US steel mills shipped 8,327,990 net tons, a 7.5 percent increase from the 7,744,304 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2019, and a 0.3 percent increase from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in March 2018. 

Shipments year-to-date in 2019 totaled 24,152,051 net tons, a 2.9 percent increase compared to 2018 shipments of 23,461,349 net tons for the first three months of the year.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 9 percent; hot rolled sheets, up 8 percent; and cold rolled sheets, up 6 percent.

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