August Steel Shipments Up 2.6 Percent from July


 

For Immediate Release
October 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of August 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,542,605 net tons, a 2.6 percent increase from the 7,352,698 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2016, and a 1.0 percent increase from the 7,470,120 net tons shipped in August 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 59,033,706 net tons, essentially unchanged from shipments of 59,042,310 net tons in the first eight months of 2015.

A comparison of August 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 11 percent; cold rolled sheets, up 6 percent, and hot rolled sheets, up 2 percent.

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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. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).