WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,771,656 net tons, a 9.0 percent decrease from the 8,535,755 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2020, and a 0.4 percent increase from the 7,744,304 net tons shipped in February 2019. Shipments year-to-date in 2020 are 16,307,411 net tons, a 3.1 percent increase vs. 2019 shipments of 15,824,061 for two months.
A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 4 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 5 percent and cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent.
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