The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2019, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,210,425 net tons, a 1.4 percent decrease from the 8,327,990 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2019, and a 5.3 percent increase from the 7,798,326 net tons shipped in April 2018. Shipments year-to-date in 2019 are 32,362,476 net tons, a 3.5 percent increase vs. 2018 shipments of 31,259,675 net tons for four months.

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

Source: American Iron and Steel Institute