October Steel Shipments Up 1.6% from September

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For Immediate Release
December 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 October 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,508,477 net tons, a 1.6 percent increase from the 8,372,929 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2014, and a 2.7 percent increase from the 8,287,553 net tons shipped in October 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 82,632,250 net tons, a 3.1 percent increase vs. 2013 shipments of 80,186,360 net tons for ten months.

A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September shows the following changes: cold rolled sheets, up 3.0 percent, hot rolled sheets, up 2.0 percent and hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 1.0 percent.

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