U.S. steel mills shipped 7,604,428 net tons in November 2013, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). November was down 9.0% from the 8,287,553 net tons shipped in October 2013, but is up 2.8% from 7,397,149 net tons in November 2012.
Steel mill shipments year-to-date were 87,790,788 net tons, down 0.8% from 88,465,543 net tons in the first 11 months of 2012.
November shipments compared to October's:
• hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip shipments were down 7%
• hot rolled sheet shipments were down 7%
• cold rolled sheet shipments were down 8%
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