October Steel Shipments Up 3.5 Percent from September

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For Immediate Release
December 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of October 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,369,472 net tons, a 3.5 percent increase from the 7,120,663 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2015, and a 13.4 percent decrease from the 8,508,477 net tons shipped in October 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 73,532,445 net tons, an 11.0 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 82,632,250 net tons for ten months.

A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 8 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 2 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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