June steel shipments down 1.8 percent from May
Washington, DC— The American
Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of
June 2005, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,229,000 net tons, a 14.9
percent decrease from the 9,671,000 net tons shipped in June 2004,
and a 1.8 percent decrease from the 8,387,000 net tons shipped
in May 2005.
A year-to-year comparison shows
the following changes: service centers and distributors, down
3.7 percent; automotive, down 1.8 percent; construction and contractors’
products, down 0.2 percent; oil and gas, up 11.8 percent; machinery,
industrial equipment and tools, down 1.9 percent; appliances,
utensils and cutlery, down 2.8 percent; containers, packaging
and shipping materials, down 15.7 percent; and electrical equipment,
down 6.7 percent.