WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of September 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,767,310 net tons, a 8.3 percent decrease from the 8,472,088 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2019, and a 0.6 percent decrease from the 7,811,745 net tons shipped in September 2018. Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 72,577,746 net tons, a 1.6 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 71,468,627 net tons for nine months.
A comparison of September shipments to the previous month of August shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, down 5 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 9 percent and hot rolled sheets, down 10 percent.
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