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AISI: Raw steel output edges down in mid-January

Written by David Schollaert

Raw steel production in the US decreased marginally in the second week of 2024, according to the most recent data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

Domestic steel output totaled an estimated 1,699,000 net tons in the week ended Jan. 13. That’s down 0.5% from the previous week, and comparable to the same week last year when production stood at 1,697,000 tons.

The mill capability utilization rate was 76.5% during the second week of 2024, down from 76.9% a week earlier but up from 75.9% a year ago.

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

  • Northeast – 123,000 tons (down 2,000 tons)
  • Great Lakes – 553,000 tons (down 4,000 tons)
  • Midwest – 193,000 tons (up 3,000 tons)
  • South – 769,000 tons (down 2,000 tons)
  • West – 61,000 tons (down 3,000 tons)

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