WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 5,623,229 net tons, a 27.9 percent decrease from the 7,802,192 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2020, and a 31.5 percent decrease from the 8,210,425 net tons shipped in April 2019. Shipments year-to-date in 2020 are 29,732,832 net tons, an 8.1 percent decrease vs. 2019 shipments of 32,362,476 for four months.
A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, down 29 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 31 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 35 percent.
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