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April steel shipments increase

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of April 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,978,531 net tons, a 0.7 percent increase from the 7,922,265 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2013, and a 3.2 percent decrease from the 8,245,339 net tons shipped in April 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 31,547,910 net tons, a 6.3 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 33,663,439 net tons for the first four months of the year.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 10 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 5 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 4 percent.