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Weekly Raw Steel Production & Capacity Utilization

Written by Brett Linton

For the week ending November 23, 2013, the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) reported that the U.S. steel industry produced 1,850,000 net tons of raw steel, a 0.3 percent decrease over the previous week but a 6.1 increase over the same week one year ago. The estimated capacity utilization rate is 77.2 percent, down from 77.5 percent last week but up from 70.1 percent last year.

Estimated total raw steel produced for 2013 YTD is reported to be 86,893,000 NT, down 1.7 percent from the 88,366,000 NT produced through the same period in 2012. The average capacity utilization rate for 2013 YTD is estimated to be 77.2 percent, up from 75.5 percent for 2012 YTD.

Week-over-week changes per district are as follows: North East at 214,000 net tons, up 11,000 tons. Great Lakes at 676,000 NT, up 8,000 tons. Midwest at 249,000 NT, down 1,000 tons. South at 627,000 NT, down 28,000 tons. West at 84,000 NT, up 4,000 tons. Total production was 1,850,000 NT, down 6,000 tons.

{amchart id=”84″ Weekly Raw Steel Production from AISI}

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