February Steel Shipments Down 3.5 Percent From January, Down 0.9 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
April 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of February 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,618,380 net tons, a 3.5 percent decrease from the 7,895,293 net tons shipped in the previous month, January 2014, and a 2.4 percent increase from the 7,436,388 net tons shipped in February 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 15,513,673 net tons, a 0.9 percent decrease vs. 2013 shipments of 15,674,114 net tons for two months.

A comparison of February shipments to the previous month of January shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 1.0 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 3.0 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 4.0 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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