Steel Shipments Down 11.2% in July, Up 55.3% for Year
Sep 17, 2010
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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that U.S. steel mills shipped 6,481,886 net tons in July 2010, a 11.2% decrease from the 7,292,203 net tons shipped in June 2010, and a 23.0% increase over the 5,271,470 net tons shipped in July 2009.

Shipments year-to-date in 2010 are 48,790,026, a 55.3% increase vs. 2009 shipments of 31,427,771 for the first seven months of the year; 2010 shipments would annualize at 83.6 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip was down 11%, cold rolled sheet was down 12%, and hot rolled sheet was down 20%.

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