May Steel Shipments Up 3.8 Percent from April

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For Immediate Release
July 7, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,661,979 net tons, a 3.8 percent increase from the 7,379,330 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2016, and a 6.8 percent increase from the 7,175,211 net tons shipped in May 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 36,509,450 net tons, a 0.8 percent increase vs. 2015 shipments of 36,222,206 net tons for five months.

A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 3 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 2 percent and cold rolled sheets, no change.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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