The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has reported that for the month of May 2021, US steel mills shipped 7.98Mt (net tons), a 46.2% increase from the 5.46Mt (net tons) shipped in May 2020. Shipments were up 1.8% from the 7.84Mt (net tons) shipped in the previous month, April 2021. Shipments year-to-date in 2021 are 37.93Mt (net tons) a 7.8% increase versus 2020 shipments of 35.19Mt (net tons) 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.