September Steel Shipments Down 1.2 Percent from August

Up 47.6 Percent Year to Date

WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/16/2010 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of September 2010, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,140,369 net tons, a 1.2 percent decrease from the 7,224,190 net tons shipped in the previous month, August 2010, and a 23.3 percent increase from the 5,792,608 net tons shipped in September 2009.  Shipments year-to-date in 2010 are 63,154,585, a 47.6 percent increase vs. 2009 shipments of 42,790,747 for nine months.  2010 shipments through September would annualize at 84.2 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 5 percent; hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 3 percent and hot rolled sheet, up 3 percent.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.  AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 140 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  AISI's member companies represent approximately 80 percent of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s Web site at www.steel.org.

Contact:
Nancy Gravatt
Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115