February Steel Shipments Down 10.8 Percent From January

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For Immediate Release
April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,925,596 net tons, a 10.8 percent decrease from the 7,762,742 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2015, and a 9.1 percent decrease from the 7,618,380 net tons shipped in February 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 14,688,338 net tons, a 5.3 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 15,513,673 net tons for two months.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, down 9 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 9 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 10 percent.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.  AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

 

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org.