March Steel Shipments Up 7.9 Percent from March 2017

May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,299,418 net tons, a 10.3 percent increase from the 7,525,590 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2018, and a 7.9 percent increase from the 7,692,434 net tons shipped in March 2017. Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 23,461,349 net tons, a 3.7 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 22,633,191 net tons for three months.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 12 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 11 percent, and cold rolled sheets, up 10 percent.

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Contact: Lisa Harrison
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AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).