July Steel Shipments Up 6.0 Percent From June, Down 4.1 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
September 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of July 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,274,511 net tons, a 6.0 percent increase from the 7,806,319 net tons shipped in the previous month, June 2013, and a 4.6 percent increase from the 7,910,486 net tons shipped in July 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 55,675,985 net tons, a 4.1 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 58,027,590 net tons for seven months.

A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 9 percent, hot rolled sheet, up seven percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison 202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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