December Steel Shipments Up 1.5 Percent from November

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For Immediate Release
February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,556,342 net tons, a 1.5 percent increase from the 6,457,870 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2015, and a 17.8 percent decrease from the 7,978,310 net tons shipped in December 2014. Shipments for full year 2015 are 86,546,657 net tons, a 11.9 percent decrease vs. full year 2014 shipments of 98,248,666 net tons.

A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 9 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 3 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 1 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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