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US Steel mill shipments down 0.8% in May

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WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): U.S. steel mills exports reached 8,142,270 net tons in May 2019, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 8,210,425 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2019, and a 1.1 percent increase from the 8,056,366 net tons shipped in May 2018, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

Shipments during the first five months in 2019 are 40,504,746 net tons, a 3.0 percent increase from the shipments of 39,316,041 net tons during the corresponding period last year.

A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, down 1 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent, and cold rolled sheets, down 4 percent, the report said.

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