Chesterton Tribune



US steel shipments down 5 percent in June

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The American Iron and Steel Institute is reporting that in June U.S. steel mills shipped 7,718,499 net tons, a 5.2-percent decrease from May and a 3.4-percent decrease from the year-ago period.

Shipments in the year-to-date were 48,223,245 net tons, a 1.9 percent-increase over the first six months of 2018.

Month-over-month changes in June included hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 2 percent; cold-rolled sheets, down 5 percent; and hot-rolled sheets, down 6 percent.


Posted 8/12/2019




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