The American Iron
and Steel Institute is reporting that in June U.S. steel mills shipped
7,718,499 net tons, a 5.2-percent decrease from May and a 3.4-percent
decrease from the year-ago period.
Shipments in the
year-to-date were 48,223,245 net tons, a 1.9 percent-increase over the first
six months of 2018.
changes in June included hot-dipped galvanized sheets and strip, up 2
percent; cold-rolled sheets, down 5 percent; and hot-rolled sheets, down 6