April Steel Shipments Up 0.7 Percent Year-Over-Year


 

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2017, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,428,080 net tons, a 3.4 percent decrease from the 7,692,434 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2017, and a 0.7 percent increase from the 7,379,330 net tons shipped in April 2016. Shipments year-to-date in 2017 are 30,061,271 net tons, a 4.2 percent increase vs. 2016 shipments of 28,847,471 net tons for four months.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, down 3 percent, hot rolled sheets, down 5 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 7 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).