September steel shipments down
The American Iron and Steel Institute
(AISI) reported that for the month
of September 2008, United States
steel mills shipped 7,920,000 net
tons, a 6.8 percent decrease from
the 8,492,000 net tons shipped in
September 2007 and a 10.7 percent
decrease from August 2008.
A year-to-year comparison of year-to-date
shipments shows the following changes:
Service centers and distributors,
up 5.6 percent; automotive, down
4.4 percent; construction and contractors’
products, down 2.9 percent; and oil
and gas, up 4.9 percent.