The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that U.S. steel mills in September shipped
7,559,625 net tons (NT), a 4.7-percent decrease from August but an
11.7-percent increase over the year-ago-period.
shipments were 68,427,747 net tons, a 4-percent increase over the first nine
months of 2016.
shipments in September show the following changes: cold-rolled sheets, up 5
percent; hot-rolled sheets, down 9 percent; and hot-dipped galvanized sheets
and strip, down 9 percent.