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September Raw Steel Production Lowest since April

Written by Brett Linton

The American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) reported their final raw steel production numbers for the month of September 2014. This estimation is different than the weekly raw steel production as it is based on 75 percent of the domestic mills reporting vs. 50 percent for the weekly estimates.

Total raw steel production for the month of September was reported to be 8,048,954 net tons with 5,026,395 tons being produced by electric arc furnaces (EAF) and 3,022,559 tons produced by blast furnaces. September raw steel production was reported by the AISI to have been 5.8 percent lower than the previous month. The last time production was this low was for the month of April 2014 when 7,891,258 tons were produced.

Total raw steel production in 2014 throughout September is now 73,145,567 tons which is 1.6 percent above that of 2013 through the same time period. The capacity utilization rate for the month of September was reported to be 78.1 percent and 78.0 percent for 2014 YTD. (Source: AISI)

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{amchart id=”131″ Monthly Raw Steel Production from AISI – AIS 7}

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