August Steel Shipments Down 1.6 Percent From July

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For Immediate Release
October 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of August 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,470,120 net tons, a 1.6 percent decrease from the 7,591,897 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2015, and a 11.9 percent decrease from the 8,480,954 net tons shipped in August 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 59,042,310 net tons, a 10.2 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 65,750,844 net tons for eight months.

A comparison of August shipments to the previous month of July shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 4 percent, cold rolled sheets, up 1 percent and hot rolled sheets, down 3 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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