August Steel Shipments Down 0.1 Percent From July

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For Immediate Release
October 8, 2014

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of August 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,480,954 net tons, a 0.1 percent decrease from the 8,492,744 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2014, and a 1.7 percent increase from the 8,343,075 net tons shipped in August 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 65,750,844 net tons, a 2.7 percent increase vs. 2013 shipments of 64,019,060 net tons for eight months. 

A comparison of August shipments to the previous month of July shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 3.0 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1.0 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 3.0 percent.

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