August steel shipments up 5.7 percent
The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that for
the month of August 2009, United States steel mills shipped
5,570,000 net tons, a 5.7 percent increase from the 5,271,000
net tons shipped in July 2009.
A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following
changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 2.8
percent; hot rolled sheet, up 6.8 percent; and cold rolled
sheet, up 9.9 percent.