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Weekly Raw Steel Production Steady

Written by Brett Linton

For the week ending December 13, 2014, the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) estimated that the U.S. steel industry produced 1,880,000 net tons (NT) of raw steel, a 0.2 percent increase over the previous week and a 5.1 percent increase over the same week one year ago. The estimated capacity utilization rate is 78.2 percent, up from 78.0 percent last week and up from 74.6 percent last year.

Estimated total raw steel produced for 2014 YTD is reported to be 91,880,000 tons, up 0.7 percent from the 91,233,000 tons produced during the same period in 2013. The average capacity utilization rate for 2014 YTD is estimated to be 77.1 percent, up from 76.8 percent for 2013 YTD. Note that there has been a change in production capability for 2014; comparisons between 2013 and 2014 capacity utilization rates are against different production levels, so the total tonnage figures are best suited for yearly comparisons.

Week-over-week changes per district are as follows: Northeast at 232,000 tons, down 8,000 tons. Great Lakes at 680,000 tons, up 7,000 tons. Midwest at 229,000 tons, down 5,000 tons. South at 650,000 tons, up 10,000 tons. West at 89,000 tons, down 1,000 tons. Total production was 1,880,000 tons, up 3,000 tons.

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