NEW YORK U.S. steel
mill shipments totaled 7.44 million net tons in February, down
9.4 percent from 8.21 million tons in January and off 11.5
percent from nearly 8.41 million tons in February 2012,
American Iron and Steel Institute data show.
Mills shipped 15.65 million tons for the first two months of
the year, down 7.4 percent from 16.91 million tons a year
Major monthly changes include cold-rolled sheet and hot-dipped
galvanized sheet and strip (both down 5 percent), as well as
hot-rolled sheet (off 11 percent).