The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in June U.S. steel mills shipped
7,736,846 net tons, a 1.0 percent increase over May and a 1.4 percent
increase over the year-ago period.
shipments in 2017 are 45,459,086 net tons, a 3.0 percent increase over the
first six months of 2016.
June shipments show
the following month-over-months changes: hot dipped galvanized sheets and
strip, up 1 percent; hot rolled sheets, no change; and cold rolled sheets,
down 4 percent.