The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in April U.S. steel mills shipped
7,798,326 net tons (NT), a 6.0 percent decrease from March 2018 but a 5.0
percent increase over the year-ago period.
year-to-date in 2018 are 31,259,675 (NT), a 4.0 percent increase over the
first four months of 2017.
month-over-month changes in April shipments include the following:
cold-rolled sheets, down 6 percent; hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip,
down 6 percent; and hot-rolled sheets, down 6 percent.