September Steel Shipments Down 4.3 Percent From August, Up 8.4 Percent Year to Date

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: ELIZABETH VAGO

November 17, 2011                                                                            202.452.7126/evago@steel.org       

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of September 2011, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,947,262 net tons, a 4.3 percent decrease from the 8,304,638 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2011, and a 11.3 percent increase from the 7,140,369 net tons shipped in September 2010.  Shipments year-to-date in 2011 are 68,441,207 an 8.4 percent increase vs. 2010 shipments of 63,154,585 for nine months.  2011 shipments through September would annualize at 91 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 1 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 4 percent.

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