January Steel Shipments Up 9.7 Percent from December, Down 3.4 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release:
March 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of January 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,210,726 net tons, a 9.7 percent increase from the 7,483,120 net tons shipped in the previous month, December 2012, and a 3.4 percent decrease from the 8,497,932 net tons shipped in January 2012.  

Shipments in January were 2 percent above the 2012 monthly average of 8.0 million net tons and the highest monthly shipment tonnage since the 8.4 million tons shipped in August 2012. A comparison of January shipments to the previous month of December shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 15 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 12 percent and hot rolled sheet, up 1 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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