March Steel Shipments Up 9.4 Percent From February, Up 5.2 Percent from Prior Year

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For Immediate Release
May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,337,578 net tons, a 9.4 percent increase from the 7,618,380 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2014, and a 5.2 percent increase from the 7,922,265 net tons shipped in March 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 23,851,251 net tons, a 1.2 percent increase vs. 2013 shipments of 23,569,379 net tons for three months.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 13 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 7 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 6 percent.

Contact: Lisa Harrison
202.452.7115 / lharrison@steel.org

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