June Steel Shipments Down 7 Percent From May

Up 61.5 percent Year to Date

WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/16/2010 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of June 2010, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,292,203 net tons, a 0.7 percent decrease from the 7,345,455 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2010, and a 52.0 percent increase from the 4,797,256 net tons shipped in June 2009.  Shipments year-to-date in 2010 are 42,233,140, a 61.5 percent increase vs. 2009 shipments of 26,156,301 for six months.  2010 shipments would annualize at 84.5 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 3 percent; hot rolled sheet, up 2 percent; and hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, down 4 percent.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.  AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  AISI's member companies represent approximately 75 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s Web site at www.steel.org.

Nancy Gravatt
Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115