WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2017, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,328,247 net tons, a 1.2 percent decrease from the 7,419,946 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2017, and a 2.2 percent increase from the 7,173,245 net tons shipped in December 2016. Shipments for 2017 are 90,886,717 net tons, a 5.0 percent increase vs. 2016 full year shipments of 86,533,341 net tons.
A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 6 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 7 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 8 percent.
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