US weekly raw Steel production up 6.6%: AISI


WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): The United States domestic raw steel production in the week ending on May 11, 2019 was 1,927,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 82.8%, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

Production was 1,808,000 net tons in the week ending May 11, 2018 while the capability utilization then was 77.1%. The current week production represents a 6.6% increase from the same period in the previous year.

Production for the week ending May 11, 2019 is up 0.6% from the previous week ending May 4, 2019 when production was 1,915,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 82.3%.

Adjusted year-to-date production through May 11, 2019 was 35,625,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 81.8%. That is up 6.6% from the 33,417,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 76.6%.

Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending May 11, 2019 in thousands of net tons: North East: 201; Great Lakes: 735; Midwest: 191; Southern: 722 and Western: 78 for a total of 1927.

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