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2013 Steel Production Was 2% Below 2012 Levels

Written by John Packard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced the release of its 2013 Annual Statistical Report (ASR). The 2013 ASR shows that U.S. steel production, shipments, imports and exports all decreased in 2013 vs. 2012, as U.S. steel markets remained below pre-recession levels. U.S. steel shipments were at 95 million net tons, a one percent decrease from the previous year and an 11 percent increase from the most recent five-year average of 86 million net tons. U. S. Raw Steel Production was 96 million net tons in 2013, a two percent decrease over 2012. Construction and automotive continue to be the largest markets for steel.

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