WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,021,250 net tons, a 4.6 percent increase from the 7,665,006 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2019, and a 2.8 percent increase from the 7,804,093 net tons shipped in December 2018. Shipments for 2019 are 96,178,278 net tons, a 0.9 percent increase vs. 2018 full year shipments of 95,279,566.
A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 16 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 2 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent.
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