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March Steel Shipments Up 6.5 Percent From February, Down 6.9 Percent from Prior Year

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of March 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,922,265 net tons, a 6.5 percent increase from the 7,436,388 net tons shipped in the previous month, February 2013, and a 6.9 percent decrease from the 8,512,825 net tons shipped in March 2012. Shipments year-to-date (YTD) in 2013 are 23,569,379 net tons, a 7.3 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 25,418,100 net tons for three months.

A comparison of March shipments to the previous month of February shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 7 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 2 percent and cold rolled sheet, no change.