U.S. Steel Shipments Through April Increase by 4.0 Percent

Written by Tim Triplett

U.S. steel mills shipped 7,798,326 net tons in April, a 6.0 percent decrease from the 8,299,418 net tons shipped in the previous month, and a 5.0 percent increase from the 7,428,080 net tons shipped in April 2017, reported the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington.

Shipments in the first four months of 2018 totaled 31,259,675 net tons, a 4.0 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 30,061,271 net tons in the same period, said AISI in a press release.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent; hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 6 percent; and hot rolled sheets, down 6 percent.

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