July Steel Shipments Up 2.4 Percent From June, Up 2.6 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
September 9, 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 July 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,492,744 net tons, a 2.4 percent increase from the 8,291,823 net tons shipped in the previous month, June 2014, and a 2.6 percent increase from the 8,274,511 net tons shipped in July 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 57,269,890 net tons, a 2.9 percent increase vs. 2013 shipments of 55,675,985 net tons for seven months.

A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 3.0 percent, cold rolled sheet, down 0.2 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 0.4 percent.

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