U.S. Steel Shipments Down 3.1% from March to April
Jul. 2, 2012
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of April 2012, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,245,339 tons, a 3.1% decrease from the 8,512,825 tons shipped in the previous month, March 2012, and a 13.6%increase from the 7,258,534 tons shipped in April 2011. Shipments year-to-date in 2012 are 33,663,439 tons, a 13.1% increase vs. 2011 shipments of 29,760,685 tons for four months.
A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 1%, hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 2% and cold rolled sheet, down 3%.
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 25 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 124 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI's member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.