February steel shipments down 4.1 percent
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
reported that for the month of February 2010, United States steel
mills shipped 6,311,076 net tons, a 4.1 percent decrease from
the 6,579,808 net tons shipped in the previous month, January
2010, and a 46.1 percent increase from the 4,319,545 net tons
shipped in February 2009.
A month-to-month comparison of shipments
shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and
strip, down 1 percent; hot rolled sheet, down 4 percent; and
cold rolled sheet, down 5 percent.