May 2006

 

February steel shipments up 3.1 percent

Washington, DC— The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that for the month of February 2006, United States steel mills shipped 8,937,000 net tons, a 3.1 percent increase from the 8,662,000 net tons shipped in February 2005, and a 0.2 percent increase from the 8,918,000 net tons shipped in the previous month.

A year-to-year comparison of year-to-date shipments showed the following changes within major market classifications: service centers and distributors, down 3.3 percent; automotive, up 14.8 percent; construction and contractors’ products, up 20.3 percent; oil and gas, up 8.3 percent; machinery, industrial equipment and tools, up 11.2 percent; appliances, utensils and cutlery, down 3.9 percent; containers, packaging and shipping materials, down 1.4 percent; and electrical equipment, up 3.0 percent.

 


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