Domestic steel shipments in December were higher year over year but were down from the previous month, according to the latest data released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
US steel shipments totaled 7,082,921 short tons in December, off 1.3% from the 7,175,177 st shipped in November, but up from the 6,901,567 st shipped a year earlier.
Full-year 2023 shipments were 89,338,472 st, edging down 0.1% from 2022 shipments of 89,469,132 st.
Comparing full-year 2023 shipments to 2022, AISI said hot-rolled sheet shipments increased by 14%, cold-rolled sheet by +4%, and corrosion-resistant sheet by +1%.
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