Steel shipments up

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of June 2009, United Steel steel mills shipped 4,797,000 net tons, a 12.1 percent increase from the 4,282,000 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2009 and a 47.5 percent decrease from the 9,136,000 net tons shipped in June 2008.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 27.0 percent; hot rolled sheet, up 23 percent; and cold rolled sheet, up 15 percent.