August Steel Shipments Up 12.1 Percent From July, Up 8.0 percent Year to Date

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: ELIZABETH VAGO

October 19, 2011                                                                 202.452.7126/

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of August 2011, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,304,638 net tons, a 12.1 percent increase from the 7,409,450 net tons shipped in the previous month, July 2011, and a 15.0 percent increase from the 7,224,190 net tons shipped in August 2010.  Shipments year-to-date in 2011 are 60,493,945 an 8.0 percent increase vs. 2010 shipments of 56,014,216 for eight months.  2011 shipments through August would annualize at 91 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 17 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 16 percent and hot rolled sheet, up 14 percent.

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