WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,744,304 net tons, a 4.2 percent decrease from the 8,079,757 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2019, and a 2.9 percent increase from the 7,525,590 net tons shipped in February 2018. Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 15,824,061 net tons, a 4.4 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 15,161,931 net tons for two months.
A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 2 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 3 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent.
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