WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): United States domestic raw steel production was 1,861,000 net tons in the week ending on November 23, 2019 while the capability utilization rate was 80.4 percent, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
Production was 1,903,000 net tons in the week ending November 23, 2018 while the capability utilization then was 81.2 percent.
The current week production represents a 2.2 percent decrease from the same period in the previous year. Production for the week ending November 23, 2019 is down 0.8 percent from the previous week ending November 16, 2019 when production was 1,876,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 81.1 percent.
Adjusted year-to-date production through November 23, 2019 was 87,198,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 80.3 percent. That is up 2.2 percent from the 85,290,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 78.1 percent.
Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending November 23, 2019 in thousands of net tons: North East: 203; Great Lakes: 673; Midwest: 193; Southern: 716 and Western: 76 for a total of 1861.