November Steel Shipments Down 6.7 Percent From October, Up 9.8 Percent Year to Date

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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of November 2011, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,404,828 net tons, a 6.7 percent decrease from the 7,933,653 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2011, and a 13.1 percent increase from the 6,549,025 net tons shipped in November 2010.  Shipments year-to-date in 2011 are 83,779,688 a 9.8 percent increase vs. 2010 shipments of 76,332,805 for eleven months.  2011 shipments through November would annualize at 91 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, down 3 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 5 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 12 percent.

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