U.S. steel shipments rise 6.6 percent in March 2023 from prior month
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has reported that for the month of March 2023, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,372,430 net tons of steel, a 5.9 percent decrease from the 7,835,600 net tons shipped in March 2022. Shipments were up 6.6 percent from the 6,917,842 net tons shipped in the previous month. Shipments year-to-date in 2023 are 21,438,542 net tons, down 6.1 percent vs. 2022 shipments of 22,826,084 net tons for three months.
A comparison of shipments year-to-date in 2023 to the first three months of 2022 shows that corrosion-resistant sheets and strips are down five percent, hot rolled sheets are down eight percent, and cold rolled sheets are down eight percent.