June 11, 2014
U.S. Steel Shipments Dip in April
The U.S. shipped 8.2 million tons of steel in April, down 1.2 percent from the previous month. Shipments increased 3.2 percent from the same month in 2013, reports the Washington-based American Iron and Steel Institute. Through the first four months of 2014, shipments totaled 32.1 million tons, a 1.7 percent increase from 2013.
A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows hot-rolled sheet up 2.0 percent and cold-rolled sheet down 0.1 percent. There was no change for hot-dipped galvanized strip and sheet.