U.S. steel mills shipped 8,274,511 net tons in July 2013, a 6.0% increase from 7,806,319 net tons shipped in June 2013, according to data released in mid-September by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
The July 2013 shipments were also up 4.6% from 7,910,486 net tons shipped in July 2012.
Shipments for 2013 year-to-date were 55,675,985 net tons, down 4.1% from the same period in 2012, when 58,027,590 net tons were shipped.
A comparison of July shipments to June shows that:
* cold rolled sheet shipments were up 9%
* hot rolled sheet shipments were up 7%
* hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip shipments were up 1%
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