End User Markets

Steel Usage Pie Chart

Percentage of tons shipped by market – 1997

Transportation – 24%
Steel service centers – 27%
Converters and processors – 18%
Electrical, agricultural, other machinery – 10%
Containers and packaging – 8%
Household appliances, office equipment – 6%
Construction – 5%
Exports – 2%

 

Agricultural
Farm Machinery
Grain Bins

Appliances
Air Conditioners
Dishwashers
Furnaces
Gas and Electric Ranges
Microwave Ovens
Refrigerators
Toasters
Vacuum Cleaners
Washers and Dryers

Automotive
Buses
Cars
Trucks
Vans

Automotive Parts
Air Filters
Axles
Bumper Shocks
Engine Cradles
Exhaust Systems
Frames

Construction
Building Panels
Conduit Elbows
Culvert Pipe
Electrical Conduit
Scaffolding
Standard Pipe
Steel Studs

Containers
Aerosol Cans
Food Cans
Jar Lids
Steel Drums
Insecticide Cans
Paint Cans

Hardware
Ladders
Lawn Mowers
Tools

Miscellaneous
Bathtubs
Bleachers
Computer Cabinets
Copy Machines
Curtain Rods
File Cabinets
Garage Doors
Light Poles
Oxygen Tanks
Venetian Blinds

Pressure Tube and Pipe
Air Heater Tubes
Boiler Tubes
Heat Exchange/
Condenser Tubes

Rack and Pinion Systems
Rims and Wheels
Steering Columns
Truck Clutches
Recreational
Bicycles
Camping Equipment
Exercise Equipment
Swimming Pools
(above ground)