November Steel Shipments Down 9.0 Percent From October, Up 2.8 Percent From Prior Year

 U.S. steel mills shipped 7,604,428 net tons, a 9.0 percent decrease f-rom the 8,287,553 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2013, and a 2.8 percent increase f-rom the 7,397,149 net tons shipped in November 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 87,790,788 net tons, a 0.8 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 88,465,543 net tons for eleven months.

A comparison of November shipments to the previous month of October shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 7 percent, hot rolled sheet, down 7 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 8 percent.