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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of May 2017, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,660,969 net tons, a 3.1 percent increase from the 7,428,080 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2017, and nearly unchanged from the 7,661,979 net tons shipped in May 2016. Shipments year-to-date in 2017 are 37,722,240 net tons, a 3.3 percent increase vs. 2016 shipments of 36,509,450 net tons for 5 months.

A comparison of May shipments to the previous month of April shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, up four percent, cold rolled sheets, up three percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, no change.

Published in the August 2017 Edition of American Recycler News