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US Steel Shipments Up in December; Manufacturing PMI Hits a New High
Feb 13,2017 10:11CST
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U.S. steel mills shipped 7,173,245 net tons, a 6.7% increase from the 6,724,277 nt shipped in the previous month, November 2016.

by Jeff Yoders on FEBRUARY 10, 2017

The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that for the month of December 2016, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,173,245 net tons, a 6.7% increase from the 6,724,277 nt shipped in the previous month, November 2016, and a 9.4% increase from the 6,556,342 nt shipped in December 2015.  Shipments for full year 2016 are 86,533,341 nt – a slight change from shipments of 86,546,657 nt for full year 2015.

A comparison of December 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot-rolled sheet, up 11%; cold-rolled sheet, up 4%, and hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 3%.

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