April Steel Shipments Down 3.1 Precent From March

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For Immediate Release
June 27, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2012, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,245,339 net tons, a 3.1 percent decrease from the 8,512,825 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2012, and a 13.6 percent increase from the 7,258,534 net tons shipped in April 2011.  Shipments year-to-date in 2012 are 33,663,439 a 13.1 percent increase vs. 2011 shipments of 29,760,685 for four months. 

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 1 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 3 percent.

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Contact: Elizabeth Vago
202.452.7126 / evago@steel.org


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