November Steel Shipments Down 0.5 Percent From October

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Down 0.2 Percent from Prior Year; YTD up 5.6 Percent Vs. 2011

For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of November 2012, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,397,149 net tons, a 0.5 percent decrease from the 7,430,267 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2012, and a 0.2 percent decrease from the 7,409,450 net tons shipped in November 2011.  Shipments year-to-date (YTD) in 2012 are 88,465,543 net tons, a 5.6 percent increase vs. 2011 shipments of 83,779,688 net tons for 11 months.  2012 shipments through November would annualize at 97 million net tons.  

Shipments in November were 8 percent lower than the 2012 monthly average and slightly lower than November of 2011.  Raw steel production in November was 7.5 million net tons—down 3.6 percent vs. the 7.8 million net tons produced 12 months ago.

A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 4 percent, cold rolled sheet, down 3 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 6 percent.

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