The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in July U.S. steel mills shipped
7,480,241 net tons, a 3.3 percent decrease from June but a 1.7 percent
increase over the year-ago period.
Shipments in the
year-to-date total 52,939,327 net tons, a 2.8 percent increase over the
first seven months of 2016.
changes in shipments: hot dipped galvanized sheets and strip, down 3
percent; cold rolled sheets, down 4 percent; and hot rolled sheets, down 6