NEW YORK U.S.
steel shipments continued to slide in June, according to the
latest American Iron and Steel Institute data.
U.S. steel mills
shipped just over 7.8 million net tons in June, down 3 percent
from 8.05 million tons the previous month and 2.6 percent lower
than 8.02 million tons in June last year.
shipments were down 2 percent from May, while shipments of
hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip and cold-rolled sheet
each fell 5 percent.
Domestic mills shipped 47.4 million tons of steel through
the first six months of this year, down 5.4 percent from 50.1
million tons in the same period in 2012.