WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,327,990 net tons, a 7.5 percent increase from the 7,744,304 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2019, and a 0.3 percent increase from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in March 2018. Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 24,152,051 net tons, a 2.9 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 23,461,349 net tons for three months.
A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 9 percent, hot rolled sheets, up 8 percent and cold rolled sheets, up 6 percent.
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