WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of January 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,636,321 net tons, a 4.2 percent increase from the 7,328,247 net tons shipped in the previous month, December 2017, and a 0.9 percent decrease from the 7,708,416 net tons shipped in January 2017.
A comparison of January shipments to the previous month of December shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 11 percent, cold rolled sheets, up 9 percent and hot rolled sheets, up 3 percent.
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