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AISI: Raw Steel Output Falls For Third Week

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Domestic steel production declined for the week ending Sept. 9, the third consecutive drop, according to data released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) on Monday, Sept. 11.

Raw steel production fell to 1,721,000 tons, down 0.5% from the previous week’s 1,729,000 tons, AISI said. However, production is 2.2% higher than it was one year ago when domestic output was 1,684,000 tons.

The mill capability utilization rate for the week was 75.7%, down from 76% the week prior. Utilization was also down from one year ago when the utilization rate stood at 76.4%.

AISI said adjusted year-to-date production through Sept. 9 was 61,565,000 tons with a capability utilization rate of 76%. That’s down 1.7% from the same period one year ago when production was 62,632,000 tons with a capability utilization rate of 79.4%.

Production by region for the week ending Sept. 9 is below. (Note: Changes from the prior week are in parentheses.)

  • Northeast – 132,000 tons (down 3,000 tons)
  • Great Lakes – 555,000 tons (down 5,000 tons)
  • Midwest – 219,000 tons (down 15,000 tons)
  • South – 744,000 tons (up 13,000 tons)
  • West – 71,000 tons (up 2,000 tons)

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