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May 14, 2014

Steel Shipments Up 1.2 Percent for the Year

U.S. steel mills shipped 8.3 million tons of steel in March, a 9.4 percent increase from the previous month, reports the American Iron and Steel Institute in Washington. Shipments were also up 5.2 percent over the same month in 2013. For the year to date, shipments increased 1.2 percent, to 23.9 million tons, compared to last year’s first quarter. This represented the first time this year that shipments outpaced the 2013 total.

Compared to February, March shipments of hot-rolled sheet were up 13 percent, cold-rolled sheet shipments were up 7 percent, and hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip shipments were up 6 percent.


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