April Steel Shipments Essentially Unchanged from March

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For Immediate Release
June 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,379,330 net tons, a very small increase of 0.03 percent from the 7,377,392 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2016, and a 4.1 percent increase from the 7,087,864 net tons shipped in April 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 28,847,471 net tons, a 0.7 percent decrease vs. 2015 shipments of 29,046,995 net tons for four months.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 2 percent, cold rolled sheets, up 2 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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