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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of April 2014, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,235,096 net tons, a 1.2 percent decrease from the 8,337,578 net tons shipped in the previous month, March 2014, and a 3.2 percent increase from the 7,978,531 net tons shipped in April 2013. Shipments year-to-date in 2014 are 32,086,347 net tons, a 1.7 percent increase versus 2013 shipments of 31,547,910 net tons for four months.

A comparison of April shipments to the previous month of March shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 2.0 percent; hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, no change; and cold rolled sheet, down 0.1 percent.

Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News