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US Steel shipments climb 9.4 y/y percent m/m in December

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NEW YORK (Scrap Register): United States steel mills shipped 7,173,245 net tons of steel during the month of December last year, an increase of 6.7% from the 6,724,277 net tons shipped in November 2016 and an increase of 9.4% from the 6,556,342 net tons shipped in December 2015, as per the latest figures released by the The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

United States steel mills shipments for full year 2016 are 86,533,341 net tons – a deminimis change from shipments of 86,546,657 net tons for full year 2015.

A comparison of December 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 11 percent; cold rolled sheet, up 4 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 3 percent.

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