The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel mills in the USA shipped 7.5Mt (net tons) in August2016, a 2.6% increase from the 7.3Mt (net tons) shipped in July 2016, and a 1% increase from the 7.4Mt (net tons) shipped in August 2015. Shipments year-to-date in 2016 are 59Mt (net tons), essentially unchanged from shipments during the first eight months of 2015.

A comparison of August 2016 shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanised sheets and strip, up 11%; cold rolled sheets, up 6%, and hot rolled sheets, up 2%.