March Steel Shipments Down 54% From Last Year
May 20, 2009
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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of March 2009, U.S. steel mills shipped 4,138,000 net tons, a 54.8% decrease from the 9,158,000 net tons shipped in March 2008 and a 4.2% decrease from the 4,320,000 net tons shipped in February 2009.

By category, service centers and distributors were down 54.9%, while construction and contractors’ products were down 56%.

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