November Steel Shipments Down 12.4 Percent from October

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For Immediate Release
January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of November 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,457,870 net tons, a 12.4 percent decrease from the 7,369,472 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2015, and a 15.5 percent decrease from the 7,638,086 net tons shipped in November 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 79,990,315 net tons, an 11.4 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 90,270,336 net tons for eleven months.

A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 10 percent, cold rolled sheet, down 14 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 15 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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