February Steel Shipments Down 1.3 Percent from January

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For Immediate Release
April 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,939,442 net tons, a 1.3 percent decrease from the 7,031,307 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2016, and a 0.2 percent increase from the 6,925,596 net tons shipped in February 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 13,970,749 net tons, a 4.9 percent decrease vs. 2015 shipments of 14,688,338 net tons for two months.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 6 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1 percent and cold rolled sheets, down 12%.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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