For Immediate Release
Feruary 9, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,173,245 net tons, a 6.7 percent increase from the 6,724,277 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2016, and a 9.4 percent increase from the 6,556,342 net tons shipped in December 2015. Shipments for full year 2016 are 86,533,341 net tons – a de minimis change from shipments of 86,546,657 net tons for full year 2015.
A comparison of December 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 11 percent; cold rolled sheet, up 4 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 3 percent.
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