Oct. 30, 2013
U.S. Steel Shipments Down for the Year
U.S. steel mills shipped 8,343,075 net tons in August, a 0.8 percent increase from the previous month, but a 0.4 percent decrease from August 2012, reports the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington.
Shipments year-to-date totaled 64,019,060 net tons, a 3.6 percent decrease versus 2012 shipments of 66,404,752 net tons for eight months.
A comparison of August shipments to the previous month of July shows the following changes: hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 6 percent; cold-rolled sheet, up 2 percent; and hot-rolled sheet, down 2 percent.