WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of May 2018, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,056,366 net tons, a 3.3 percent increase from the 7,798,326 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2018, and a 5.2 percent increase from the 7,660,969 net tons shipped in May 2017. Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 39,316,041 net tons, a 4.2 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 37,722,240 net tons for five months.
A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 6 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 3 percent, and cold rolled sheets, no change.
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