AISI: July Steel Shipments Up 5.8 Percent

Written by Tim Triplett

U.S. steel mills shipped 7,911,228 net tons in July, a 5.8 percent increase from the 7,480,241 net tons shipped in July 2017, but a 1.0 percent decrease from shipments in the previous month, reports the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington.

Shipments year-to-date in 2018 totaled 55,215,285 net tons, a 4.3 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 52,939,327 net tons for seven months.

A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, no change; hot rolled sheets, down 3 percent; and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent.

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