The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reported that for the month of December 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 7,049,785 net tons, a 4.4 percent increase from the 6,753,447 net tons shipped in the previous month, November 2020, and a 12.1 percent decrease from the 8,021,250 net tons shipped in December 2019. Shipments for full year 2020 were 81,000,300 net tons, a 15.8 percent decrease vs. 2019 full year shipments of 96,178,278.
A comparison of December shipments to the previous month of November shows the following changes: hot rolled sheet, up 3 percent, galvanized sheet, up 2 percent and cold rolled sheet, down 3 percent.
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