March Steel Shipments Up 1.5 Percent From Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,377,392 net tons, a 6.3 percent increase from the 6,939,442 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2016, and a 1.5 percent increase from the 7,270,793 net tons shipped in March 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 21,348,141 net tons, a 2.8 percent decrease vs. 2015 shipments of 21,959,131 net tons for three months.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, up 26 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 7 percent and hot rolled sheets, up 4%.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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