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AISI: Raw Steel Output Down Across All Regions

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Raw steel production in the US decreased in the week ended Nov. 11, according to data released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) on Monday, Nov. 13.

Domestic steel production was down 0.9% to 1,683,000 net tons from 1,699,000 net tons the week prior. This is the second week that production has dropped.

Production is up 5.6% from the 1,594,000 tons produced in the same week one year ago.

The mill capability utilization for the week was 73.2% compared to 73.9% the week before. During the same week one year ago, mill capability utilization was 71.5%

Adjusted year-to-date production through Nov. 11 was 77,005,000 tons at a capability utilization rate of 75.8%. That is 0.6% less than the 77,449,000 tons produced in the same period one year ago when the capability utilization rate was 78.1%.

Production by region is shown below with the week-over-week change shown in parentheses:

  • Northeast – 131,000 (down 1,000 tons)
  • Great Lakes – 552,000 (down 3,000 tons)
  • Midwest – 176,000 (down 3,000 tons)
  • South – 755,000 (down 7,000 tons)
  • West –69,000 (down 2,000 tons)

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