The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of May 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,987,038 net tons, a 46.2 percent increase from the 5,461,851 net tons shipped in May 2020. Shipments were up 1.8 percent from the 7,845,008 net tons shipped in the previous month, April 2021. Shipments year-to-date in 2021 are 37,938,360 net tons, a 7.8 percent increase vs. 2020 shipments of 35,194,683 for five months.
A comparison of shipments year-to-date in 2021 to the first five months of 2020 shows the following changes: cold rolled sheet, up 3 percent, hot rolled sheet, up 1 percent, and hot dipped galvanized sheet, up 1 percent.
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