[Ferro-Alloys.com] An intelligent mining innovation lab was established in north China's coal-rich Shanxi Province on Tuesday to facilitate the digital transformation of the country's coal industry. The lab in Taiyuan, the provincial capital, was jointly built by the Shanxi provincial government, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and two local enterprises.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of December 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,049,785 net tons, a 4.4 percent increase from the 6,753,447 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2020, and a 12.1 percent decrease from the 8,021,250 net tons shipped in December 2019. Shipments for full year 2020 were 81,000,300 net tons, a 15.8 percent decrease vs. 2019 full year shipments of 96,178,278.
A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 3 percent, galvanized sheet, up 2 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 3 percent.