December Steel Shipments Up 0.4 Percent From November, Up 2.0 Percent from Prior Year

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of December 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,632,629 net tons, a 0.4 percent increase from the 7,604,428 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2013, and a 2.0 percent increase from the 7,483,120 net tons shipped in December 2012. Full-year shipments 2013 are 95,423,417 net tons, a 0.5 percent decrease vs. full-year 2012 shipments of 95,948,663 net tons.

A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up nine percent, cold rolled sheet, up one percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down four percent.

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