US November 2018 steel shipments down 4.2%, says AISI

In November last year US steel mills shipped 7.8Mt (net tons), a 4.2% decrease from the 8.1Mt (net tons) shipped the previous month (October 2018), and a 5.6% increase from the 7.4Mt (net tons) shipped in November 2017. Shipments year-to-date in 2018 total 87.4Mt (net tons), a 4.7% increase versus 2017 shipments of 83.5mt (net tons) for 11 months.

A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot rolled sheets, down 6%, cold rolled sheets, down 6% and hot dipped galvanised sheets and strip, down 8%.

Source: American Iron and Steel Institute