NEW YORK U.S.
steel mills shipped nearly 7.88 million net tons in September,
down 5.6 percent from more than 8.34 million tons the previous
month but up 8.9 percent from 7.23 million tons in September
last year, American Iron and Steel Institute data show.
of 71.9 million tons were down 2.4 percent from 73.64 million
tons in the first nine months of last year.
September shipments of hot-dipped galvanized sheet and strip
slid 4 percent vs. August, hot-rolled sheet fell 5 percent and
cold-rolled sheet slipped 5 percent.