U.S. steel mills shipped 7,895,293 net tons in January 2014, up 3.4% from 7,632,629 net tons in December 2013, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). January 2014 shipments were down 3.8% from 8,210,726 net tons in January 2013.
A comparison of January shipments to the previous month of December shows the following changes:
In January 2014, compared to December 2013:
• hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip were up 6.0%
• cold rolled sheet was up 2.0%
• hot rolled sheet was down 3.0%
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