The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in February, U.S. steel mills shipped
7,744,304 net tons (NT), a 4.2-percent decrease from January but a
2.9-percent increase over the year-ago period.
In the year-to-date
shipments are 15,824,061 NT, a 4.4 percent increase over the year-ago.
month-over-month changes in February include the following: hot-rolled
sheets, up 2 percent; cold-rolled sheets, down 3 percent; and hot-dipped
galvanized sheets and strip, down 4 percent.