US Steel Mills shipped 7.7Mt (net tons) of steel during the month of June, claims the American Iron and Steel Institute, an increase of 8.1% from May, but a decrease of 6.4% when compared with June last year.

According to the AISI, year-to-date shipments for 2015 totalled 43.9Mt (net tons) and were down 9.8% when compared to H1 2014 figures of 48.7Mt (net tons).

Comparing June and May 2015, hot-dipped galvanised sheets and strip shipments were up 14%; hot rolled sheet was up 12% and cold-rolled sheet up 9%.