NEW YORK U.S. steel mill shipments were mixed in May,
rising month on month but falling compared with a year earlier,
according to American Iron and Steel Institute data.
U.S. mills shipped nearly 8.05 million net tons of steel in
May, up 0.9 percent from 7.98 million tons the previous month
but down 4.6 percent from 8.44 million tons in May last
Hot-rolled sheet shipments rose 5 percent in May compared with
April, hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip fell 1 percent and
cold-rolled sheet declined 10 percent.
Shipments in the first five months of this year totaled nearly
39.6 million tons, down 6 percent from 42.1 million tons in the
same 2012 period.