April Steel Shipments Up 0.7 Percent From March, Year-To-Date Shipments Down 6.3 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
June 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of April 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,978,531 net tons, a 0.7 percent increase from the 7,922,265 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2013, and a 3.2 percent decrease from the 8,245,339 net tons shipped in April 2012.  Shipments year-to-date (YTD) in 2013 are 31,547,910 net tons, a 6.3 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 33,663,439 net tons for the first four months of the year.   

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes:  cold rolled sheet, up 10 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 5 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 4 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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