September Steel Shipments Down 10.3 Percent from August


 

For Immediate Release
November 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of September 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,769,312 net tons, a 10.3 percent decrease from the 7,542,605 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2016, and a 4.9 percent decrease from the 7,120,663 net tons shipped in September 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 65,803,018 net tons, a 0.5 percent decrease from shipments of 66,162,973 net tons in the first nine months of 2015.

A comparison of September 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 8 percent; cold rolled sheets, down 8 percent, and hot rolled sheets, down 13 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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