WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of October 2017, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,710,777 net tons, a 2.0 percent increase from the 7,559,625 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2017, and a 12.8 percent increase from the 6,832,801 net tons shipped in October 2016. Shipments year-to-date in 2017 are 76,138,524 net tons, a 4.8 percent increase vs. 2016 shipments of 72,635,819 net tons for ten months.
A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 6 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 2 percent and hot rolled sheets, down 5 percent.
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