March 2005

2004 steel imports up 7.6 percent

Washington, DC— The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of November 2004, U.S. steel mills shipped 9,032,000 net tons, a 6.4 percent increase from the 8,485,000 net tons shipped in November 2003, and a 3.2 percent decrease from the 9,326,000 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2004. For the first eleven months of 2004, steel shipments were 103,797,000 net tons, representing a 7.6 percent increase from the 96,509,000 net tons shipped during the same period in 2003.

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