For Immediate Release January 9, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of November 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,604,428 net tons, a 9.0 percent decrease from the 8,287,553 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2013, and a 2.8 percent increase from the 7,397,149 net tons shipped in November 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 87,790,788 net tons, a 0.8 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 88,465,543 net tons for eleven months.
A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 7 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 7 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 8 percent.
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AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.