WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2015, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,087,864 net tons, a 2.5 percent decrease from the 7,270,793 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2015, and a 13.9 percent decrease from the 8,235,096 net tons shipped in April 2014. Shipments year-to-date in 2015 are 29,046,995 net tons, a 9.5 percent decrease vs. 2014 shipments of 32,086,347 net tons for four months.
A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, down 2 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent and hot rolled, down 7 percent.
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