These excerpts taken from the AKS 10-K filed Feb 26, 2008.
Steel shipments in 2007 were 6,478,700 tons, compared to 6,168,600 tons in 2006. The year-to-year increase was primarily the result of increased sales
Steel shipments in 2006 were 6,168,600 tons, compared to 6,418,200 tons in 2005. The year-to-year decrease was primarily a result of reduced demand from the domestic automotive and appliance markets, particularly with respect to coated and cold-rolled products, offset in part by increased shipments of hot-rolled carbon and electrical steel products. The increase in hot-rolled shipments was due to opportunistic sales into the market for those products, particularly at times of reduced orders for coated and cold-rolled products. Shipments
of stainless/electrical products also increased primarily as the result of continued strong demand for electrical steel products. The increased capacity and production of the Companys electrical steel production facilities during 2006 enabled the Company to take greater advantage in 2006 of the strong demand for these products. Tubular shipments declined slightly as the result of a decline in 2006 of demand from the domestic automotive market. Overall, value-added products comprised 81.7% of total shipments for 2006, down from 86.0% for 2005, principally as a result of lower cold-rolled and coated shipments partially offset by higher stainless and electrical shipments. In addition, the Company had higher hot-rolled shipments. Tons shipped by product category for 2006 and 2005 were as follows:
This excerpt taken from the AKS 10-K filed Feb 27, 2007.
Steel shipments in 2005 were a Company record 6,418,200 tons, compared to 6,252,600 tons in 2004. The year-to-year increase was primarily a result of increased shipments of hot-rolled carbon steel products. The increase in hot-rolled shipments was due to a stronger market for those products in general and higher production levels at the Companys hot strip mill which allowed the Company to take advantage of that stronger market. The decision to increase hot-rolled shipments resulted in a reduction in both coated and cold-rolled shipments. Shipments of stainless/electrical products declined primarily as the result of reduced shipments of commodity chrome nickel stainless products. This decline in commodity chrome nickel stainless products is the result of the Company adjusting its product mix and customer portfolio objectives to enhance the overall profitability of stainless products by continuing to reduce its participation in the lower margin commodity chrome nickel stainless products. The tubular shipments declined slightly as the result of a decline in 2005 for the construction and service center markets. Overall, value-added products comprised 86.0% of total shipments for 2005, down from 90.8% for 2004. Tons shipped by product category for 2005 and 2004 were as follows:
This excerpt taken from the AKS 10-K filed Mar 2, 2006.
Steel shipments in 2004 and 2003 were 6,252,600 tons and 5,830,800 tons, respectively. The year-to-year increase was primarily a result of strong demand from customers in the automotive, appliance, construction and
manufacturing markets along with strong demand from spot market service center customers. Value-added products comprised 90.8% of total shipments for 2004, up from 87.7% for 2003 on significantly higher shipments of coated and cold-rolled carbon steel products. In addition, improved conditions in the stainless and electrical steel markets contributed to a 16.5% increase in tons shipped for these products as compared to 2003. Hot-rolled shipments declined as a result of the Companys focus on producing and shipping more cold rolled and coated shipments based on current steel market conditions. Tons shipped by product category for 2004 and 2003 were as follows: