SEPTEMBER 2011
                                        

May steel shipments up 1.7 percent

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of May 2011, United States steel mills shipped 7,380,064 net tons, a 1.7 percent increase from the 7,258,534 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2011, and a 0.5 percent increase from the 7,345,455 net tons shipped in May 2010.

Shipments year-to-date in 2011 are 37,140,749 a 6.3 percent increase versus 2010 shipments of 34,940,934 for 5 months.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 4 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 4 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 0.1 percent.