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
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.