Independent research company Market Realist still ranks Nucor Corporation as the USA’s leading steelmaker, with US Steel in second place.

According to the company, Nucor shipped 6.8Mt of steel in Q2 2017, an increase of 4.5%. US Steel, on the other hand, shipped 3.8Mt and its sales were down 2.5% when compared with Q2 2016 figures of 3.9Mt.

US Steel was still ahead of Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics and Ohio-based AK Steel, not forgetting Texas-based Commercial Metals Co.