October Steel Shipments Up 5.2 Percent from September, Up 11.5 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
December 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of October 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,287,553 net tons, a 5.2 percent increase from the 7,879,747 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2013, and a 11.5 percent increase from the 7,430,267 net tons shipped in October 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 80,186,360 net tons, a 1.1 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 81,068,394 net tons for ten months.

A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up eight percent, cold rolled sheet, up seven percent and hot rolled sheet, up one percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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