Search
AMM.com Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher
Email a friend
  • To include more than one recipient, please separate each email address with a semi-colon ';', to a maximum of 5

  • By submitting this article to a friend we reserve the right to contact them regarding AMM subscriptions. Please ensure you have their consent before giving us their details.


US raw steel output falls to seven-month low

Keywords: Tags  steel production, weekly steel output, American Iron and Steel Institute



NEW YORK — U.S. raw steel output totaled an estimated 1,817,000 net tons last week, down 1 percent from 1,835,000 tons the previous week to a seven-month low, as mills operated at an average capability utilization rate of 75.8 percent.

It is the lowest operating level since the week ended March 23, when U.S. mills produced 1,809,000 tons at an average capability utilization rate of 75.5 percent.

In the corresponding week last year, mills produced 1,692,000 tons at an average capability utilization rate of 68 percent, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington.

Mills have produced 79,525,000 tons so far this year at an average capability utilization rate of 77.2 percent, down 2.3 percent from the same period last year, when mills produced 81,429,000 tons at an average capability utilization rate of 76.1 percent.


Have your say
  • All comments are subject to editorial review.
    All fields are compulsory.



Latest Pricing Trends