US steel mills shipped 6.8Mt (net tons) of steel in October 2016, a rise of 0.9% on September 2016 but a decrease of 7.3% when compared with October 2015 (7.3Mt).

According to the American Iron and Steel Insitute (AISI) year-to-date shipments for 2016 were 72.6Mt (net tons), a 1.2% decrease from the 73.5Mt registered for the first 10 months of 2015.

Based on the comparison of figures issued for September and October 2016, the AISI has noted no changes for hot dipped galvanised sheets and strip, but claims that cold-rolled sheet was down 2% and hot rolled sheet was down 4%.