June Steel Shipments Down 3.0 Percent From May, Down 5.4 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of June 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,806,319 net tons, a 3 percent decrease from the 8,047,245 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2013, and a 2.6 percent decrease from the 8,016,834 net tons shipped in June 2012.  Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 47,401,474 net tons, a 5.4 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 50,117,104 net tons for six months.    

A comparison of June shipments to the previous month of May shows the following changes:  hot rolled sheet, down 2 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 5 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 5 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115  / lharrison@steel.org 

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