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US steel shipments down in April but up over year ago period

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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.

Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 31,259,675 (NT), a 4.0 percent increase over the first four months of 2017.

Significant 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.


Posted 6/12/2018





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