US September steel shipments up 3.3 percent – AISI
The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that for the month of September 2018, US steel mills shipped 7,811,745 net tons, a 7.5 percent decrease from the 8,441,597 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2018, and a 3.3 percent increase from the 7,559,625 net tons shipped in September 2017. Shipments year-to-date in 2018 are 71,468,627 net tons, a 4.4 percent increase vs. 2017 shipments of 68,427,747 net tons for nine months.
A comparison of September shipments to the previous month of August shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 7 percent, hot rolled sheets, down 9 percent and cold rolled sheets, down 10 percent.
Source: STRATEGIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE, STEELGURU