Nov. 12, 2014
Steel Mill Shipments Up for the Year
U.S. steel mills shipped 8.4 million net tons in September, a 1.3 percent decrease from the previous month, but 7.3 percent higher than the same month in 2013, reports the Washington, D.C.-based American Iron and Steel Institute. For the year to date, shipments have increased 3.1 percent to 74.1 million tons.
A comparison of September shipments to the previous month shows the following changes: hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 5.0 percent; hot-rolled sheet, down 1.0 percent; and cold-rolled sheet, down 3.0 percent.