JUNE 2010

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.