NEW YORK Evraz
North America Inc.s third-quarter tubular production rose
12.4 percent to 236,000 tonnes from 210,000 tonnes in the same
period last year as the company restarted spiral-weld pipe
production at its Portland, Ore., tubular mill.
The North American
subsidiary of London-based Evraz Plc said it also resumed
production of long-seam welded pipe at its Camrose, Alberta,
facility during the quarter. Demand for large-diameter pipe
from its Regina, Saskatchewan, mill also improved.
Evraz expects strong
tubular production to partially offset the output lost when its
suspends operations at its Claymont, Del., steel plate mill at
year-end due to "subdued market demand and the high volume of
amm.com, Oct. 14).
North American crude steel output fell 8.2 percent to 560,000
tonnes in the third quarter from 610,000 tonnes a year earlier
due to lower production at Claymont, as well as "operational
issues" at Regina and its Pueblo, Colo., mill.
rose 2.1 percent to 244,000 tonnes from 239,000 tonnes in the
same comparison, but fell 8.3 percent from the second quarter
due to a "sub-optimal slab mix" and scheduled maintenance at
two facilities, according to the company.
Selling prices fell
for all products except rail during the quarter vs. a year ago,
with the largest declines recorded for flat-rolled (down 15.3
percent to $840 per tonne from $992) and tubular products (down
11.8 percent to $1,299 per tonne from $1,472).
High import volumes contributed to the price declines, Evraz