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August steel shipments up from July, down from previous year

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of August 2013, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,343,075 net tons, a 0.8 percent increase from the 8,274,511 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2013, and a 0.4 percent decrease from the 8,377,162 net tons shipped in August 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 64,019,060 net tons, a 3.6 percent decrease versus 2012 shipments of 66,404,752 net tons for eight months.

A comparison of August shipments to the previous month of July shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up six percent, cold rolled sheet, up two percent and hot rolled sheet, down two percent.