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.