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May Steel Shipments Up 1.2 Percent from April

The American Iron and Steel Institute reported July 10, 2015, that for the month of May 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,175,211 net tons, a 1.2 percent increase from the 7,087,864 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2015, and a 14.6 percent decrease from the 8,398,976 net tons shipped in May 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 36,222,206 net tons, a 10.5 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 40,485,323 net tons for five months.

A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up 4 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1 percent and cold rolled sheets, up 0.3 percent.

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