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Steel Shipments Dip in February

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U.S. steel mills shipped 6.7 million tons of steel in February, a 9.2 percent decrease from January, the American Iron and Steel Institute reported. Shipments were down 13.3 percent decrease compared with the same month in 2020.

Through the first two months of 2021, steel shipments were off 13.2 percent to 14.2 million tons.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 7 percent; hot-rolled sheet, down 9 percent; and cold-rolled sheet, down 10 percent.

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