WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,798,326 net tons, a 6.0 percent decrease from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2018, and a 5.0 percent increase from the 7,428,080 net tons shipped in April 2017. Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 31,259,675 net tons, a 4.0 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 30,061,271 net tons for four months.
A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 6 percent and hot rolled sheets, down 6 percent.
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