September Steel Shipments Down 5.6 Percent From August, Up 8.9 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of September 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,879,747 net tons, a 5.6 percent decrease from the 8,343,075 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2013, and a 8.9 percent increase from the 7,233,375 net tons shipped in September 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 71,898,807 net tons, a 2.4 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 73,638,127 net tons for nine months.

A comparison of September shipments to the previous month of August shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 5 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 5 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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