According to the latest report from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), year-to-date U.S. steel shipments are at 69.8 million tons, a 42.7% increase versus 2009 shipments for the comparable 10-month period through October. U.S. steel mills shipped 6.6 million tons in the month of October, a 7.2% decrease from the previous month but an 8.7% increase from the total shipped in October 2009. AISI comprises 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 140 associate and affiliate members.