US steel usage, production fall slightly in ’13

May 29, 2014 | 01:47 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  steel, World Steel Association, steel production, steel consumption, crude steel output, steel exports, steel imports, ferrous scrap American Iron and Steel Institute

NEW YORK — Consumption of finished steel products in the United States fell slightly last year and has yet to return to pre-recession levels, according to the latest World Steel Association data.

Apparent U.S. finished steel consumption totaled 95.6 million tonnes in 2013, down 0.6 percent from 96.2 million tonnes the previous year and 2.8 percent below 98.4 million tonnes in 2008. Steel consumption totaled 108.3 million tonnes in 2007.....

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