August Steel Shipments Up 0.8 Percent From July, Down 3.6 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of August 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,343,075 net tons, a 0.8 percent increase from the 8,274,511 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2013, and a 0.4 percent decrease from the 8,377,162 net tons shipped in August 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 64,019,060 net tons, a 3.6 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 66,404,752 net tons for eight months.

A comparison of August shipments to the previous month of July shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 6 percent, cold rolled sheet, up two percent and hot rolled sheet, down two percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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