July Steel Shipments Up More Than 37 Percent From Prior Year

Up Nearly 15 Percent YTD in 2021 from Same Period in 2020.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported today that for the month of July 2021, U.S. steel mills shipped 8,278,863 net tons, a 37.2 percent increase from the 6,035,596 net tons shipped in July 2020. Shipments were up 3.1 percent from the 8,031,516 net tons shipped in the previous month, June 2021. Shipments year-to-date in 2021 are 54,248,739 net tons, a 14.8 percent increase vs. 2020 shipments of 47,253,803 for seven months.
A comparison of shipments year-to-date in 2021 to the first seven months of 2020 shows the following changes: corrosion-resistant sheet and strip, up 23 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 17 percent, and hot rolled sheet, up 9 percent.