November Steel Shipments Down 1.2 Percent from October

Up 40.5 percent Year to Date

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/28/2011 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of November 2010, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,549,025 net tons, a 1.2 percent decrease from the 6,629,195 net tons shipped in the previous month, October 2010, and a 20.7 percent increase from the 5,424,077 net tons shipped in November 2009.  Shipments year-to-date in 2010 are 76,332,805, a 40.5 percent increase vs. 2009 shipments of 54,312,172 for eleven months.  2010 shipments through November would annualize at 83.3 million tons.

A month-to-month comparison of shipments shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 2 percent, hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, no change and cold rolled sheet, down 1 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