June Steel Shipments Up 3.5 Percent From May, Up 5.8 Percent Year to Date


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For Immediate Release: August 17, 2011

Contact: Elizabeth Vago    202.452.7126 -  evago@steel.org 


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of June 2011, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,639,108 net tons, a 3.5 percent increase from the 7,380,064 net tons shipped in the previous month, May 2011, and a 3.7 percent increase from the 7,367,203 net tons shipped in June 2010.  Shipments year-to-date in 2011 are 44,779,857 a 5.8 percent increase vs. 2010 shipments of 42,308,140 for six months.  2011 shipments through June would annualize at 90 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: tin plate, up 14 percent, cut length plate, up 11 percent and hot rolled sheet, up 2 percent.


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