US Steel shipments climb 6.5 percent y/y in December


WASHINGTON, D.C (Scrap Register): United States steel mills have shipped 7,804,093 net tons of steel during the month of December this year last year, an increase of 6.5 percent from the 7,328,247 net tons shipped in December 2017, according to the latest figures released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

However, the figure represents a 0.4 percent decrease from the 7,832,092 net tons shipped in November 2018.

US steel shipments for full year 2018 were 95,279,566 net tons, a 4.8 percent increase vs. 2017 full year shipments of 90,886,717 net tons.

A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 2 percent, cold rolled sheets, down 6 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 6 percent.

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