January Steel Shipments Up Over 5.1 Percent From December, Up 12.9 Percent Year to Date

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For immediate release
March 19, 201

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of January 2012, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,497,932 net tons, a 5.1 percent increase from the 8,085,761 net tons shipped in the previous month, December 2011, and a 12.9 percent increase from the 7,528,655 net tons shipped in January 2011.  2012 shipments for January would annualize at 102 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 24 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 19 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 9 percent.

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Contact Elizabeth Vago
202.452.7126 / evago@steel.org

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