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November steel shipments increase 2.8 percent from previous year

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of November 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,604,428 net tons, a 9.0 percent decrease from the 8,287,553 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2013, and a 2.8 percent increase from the 7,397,149 net tons shipped in November 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 87,790,788 net tons, a 0.8 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 88,465,543 net tons for eleven months.

A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 7 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 7 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 8 percent.