United States steel mills shipped 8,287,553 net tons in October 2013, a 5.2% increase from 7,879,747 net tons shipped from September 2013, and an 11.5% increase from the 7,430,267 net tons shipped in October 2012, according to American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) data.
Shipments year-to-date in 2013 were 80,186,360 net tons, down 1.1% from shipments of 81,068,394 net tons in the first 10 months of 2012.
A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September showed that:
• hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip were up 8%
• cold rolled sheet was up 7%
• hot rolled sheet was up 1%
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