October Steel Shipments Up 5.2 Percent from September, Up 11.5 Percent from Prior Year

 U.S. steel mills shipped 8,287,553 net tons, a 5.2 percent increase f-rom the 7,879,747 net tons shipped in the previous month, September 2013, and a 11.5 percent increase f-rom the 7,430,267 net tons shipped in October 2012. Shipments year-to-date in 2013 are 80,186,360 net tons, a 1.1 percent decrease vs. 2012 shipments of 81,068,394 net tons for ten months.

A comparison of October shipments to the previous month of September shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up eight percent, cold rolled sheet, up seven percent and hot rolled sheet, up one percent.