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AISI: Three regions see drop in raw steel output

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Overall raw steel production in the US was down for the week ended Nov. 25, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI’s) report on Monday, Nov. 27.

Steel production in the US is off 0.5% to 1,687,000 net tons from 1,696,000 tons the previous week. The Northeast, Midwest, and West all saw decreases in output.

Production is up 5.8% from the 1,594,000 tons produced in the same week one year ago.

The mill capability utilization for the week stood at 73.4% compared to 73.8% the week before. During the same week in 2022, mill capability utilization was at 71.5%.

Adjusted year-to-date production through Nov. 25 was 80,388,000 tons at a capability utilization rate of 75.7%. That is 0.3% less than the 80,637,000 tons produced during the same period one year ago when the rate was 78.1%.

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

  • Northeast – 123,000 (down 6,000 tons)
  • Great Lakes – 553,000 (up 5,000 tons)
  • Midwest – 177,000 (down 5,000 tons)
  • South – 776,000 (up 6,000 tons)
  • West – 58,000 (down 9,000 tons)

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