WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): United States domestic raw steel production declined 1.7% year-on-year to 1,835,000 net tons in the week ending on September 7, 2019, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
Production was 1,866,000 net tons in the week ending September 7, 2018.
US steel mills capability utilization rate recorded at 78.8 percent during the week, down from 79.6 percent in the corresponding period last year.
Production for the week ending September 7, 2019 is down 0.8 percent from the previous week ending August 31, 2019 when production was 1,850,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 79.5 percent.
Adjusted year-to-date production through September 7, 2019 was 67,148,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 80.8 percent. That is up 4.0 percent from the 64,589,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 77.5 percent.
Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending September 7, 2019 in thousands of net tons: North East: 214; Great Lakes: 686; Midwest: 190; Southern: 672 and Western: 73 for a total of 1835.