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US Steel shipments rise 7.5% in March

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WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): The U.S. steel mills shipped 8,327,990 net tons of steel in March 2019, rose 7.5 percent from the 7,744,304 net tons shipped in the previous month and up 0.3 percent from 8,299,418 net tons in March 2018, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 24,152,051 net tons, a 2.9 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 23,461,349 net tons for three months.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 9 percent, hot rolled sheets, up 8 percent and cold rolled sheets, up 6 percent.

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