March Steel Shipments Up 5% From February

For Immediate Release
May 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,270,793  net tons, a 5.0 percent increase from the 6,925,596 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2015, and a 12.8 percent decrease from the 8,337,578 net tons shipped in March 2014.  Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 21,959,131 net tons, a 7.9 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 23,851,251 net tons for three months. 

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes:  cold rolled sheets, up 10 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 8 percent and hot rolled, up 5 percent.

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