In June 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,806,319 net tons, down 3% from the 8,047,245 net tons shipped in May 2013, according to data released in mid-August by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
June 2013 shipments were also down 2.6% from 8,016,834 net tons in June 2012.
2013 year-to-date shipments were 47,401,474 net tons as of June, down 5.4% from 50,117,104 net tons in the first six months of 2012.
June 2013 shipments, compared to May 2013 shipments, show these changes:
* hot rolled sheet was down 2%
* hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip was down 5%
* cold rolled sheet was down 5%
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