July Steel Shipments Down 25.6%from July 2019September 9, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of July 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,035,596 net tons, a 0.2 percent increase from the 6,023,524 net tons shipped in the previous month, June 2020, and a 25.6 percent decrease from the 8,115,103 net tons shipped in July 2019. Shipments year-to-date in 2020 are 47,253,803 net tons, a 16.1 percent decrease vs. 2019 shipments of 56,338,348 for seven months.
A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 4 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 2 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 1 percent.
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