The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of December 2022, steel mills in the U.S. shipped 6,901,567 net tons (NT), a 12.3 percent decrease from the 7,871,639 NT shipped in December 2021. Shipments were up 0.1 percent from the 6,892,343 NT shipped in the previous month, November 2022. Shipments for the full year 2022 are 89,469,132 NT, down 5.5 percent vs. 2021 full year shipments of 94,719,681 NT.
A comparison of shipments for the full year 2022 to full year 2021 shows the following changes: corrosion-resistant sheet and strip down 8 percent, hot rolled sheet down 10 percent and cold rolled sheet down 15 percent. AISI
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