The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in September, U.S. steel mills shipped
7,767,310 net tons (NT), a 8.3-percent decrease from August and a
0.6-percent decrease from the year-ago period.
Shipments in the
year-to-date are 72,577,746 NT, a 1.6 percent-increase over the first nine
months of 2018.
month-over-month changes in September shipments include the following:
cold-rolled sheets, down 5 percent; hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip,
down 9 percent; and hot-rolled sheets, down 10 percent.