Domestic Steel Shipments Down 2.4% in May: AISI

Steel shipments in the US fell 2.4% in May compared with a year earlier, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) said Thursday.

Domestic steel mills shipped 7,721,633 net tons in May vs. 7,910,730 net tons in May 2022, but shipments increased 3% from the 7,499,979 net tons shipped in April, according to AISI. Year-to-date (YTD) through May shipments totaled 36,660,154 net tons, off 4.4% from 2022 shipments of 38,366,809 net tons in the same period.

AISI said that comparing shipments YTD in 2023 to the first five months of 2022 showed: hot rolled sheet (no change), cold-rolled sheet (-2%), and corrosion-resistant sheet (-4%).

By Ethan Bernard,

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