US steel shipments increase in July 2019

US steel shipments increase in July 2019

The American Iron and Steel Institute reports that steel shipments increased in July compared with June shipments.

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September 10, 2019

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Washington, has reported that for the month of July, U.S. steel mills shipped 8.1 million net tons of steel, a 5.1 percent increase from the 7.7 million net tons they shipped in the previous month of June, and a 2.6 percent increase from the 7.9 million net tons shipped in July 2018. 

Shipments year to date in 2019 are 56.3 million net tons of steel, a 2 percent increase compared with 2018 shipments of 55.2 million net tons for the first seven months of the year, AISI reports in a news release.

A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: cold-rolled sheets were up 9 percent, hot-rolled sheets were up 6 percent and hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip had no change.