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AISI: Two regions see boost in raw steel output

Written by Becca Moczygemba

Raw steel production in the US rose in the week ended Dec. 2, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI’s) report on Monday, Dec. 4.

Domestic steel production of 1,702,000 net tons during the week was up 0.9% from 1,687,000 tons the previous week. The Midwest and Western regions had larger tonnage increases compared to the other regions.

Production was up 7.1% from the 1,589,000 tons manufactured during the same week on year ago.

The mill capability utilization for the week was 74.1% compared to 73.4% the week prior. During the same week in 2022, the mill capability utilization rate was 71.2%

Adjusted year-to-date production through Dec. 2 was 81,943,000 tons at a capability utilization rate of 75.5%. That is 0.3% less than the 82,226,000 tons produced during the same period last year when the rate was 78.1%.

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

  • Northeast – 127,000 (up 4,000 tons)
  • Great Lakes – 551,000 (down 2,000 tons)
  • Midwest – 188,000 (up 11,000 tons)
  • South – 767,000 (down 9,000 tons)
  • West – 69,000 (up 11,000 tons)

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