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US weekly Raw Steel production up 0.4%: AISI

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WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): United States domestic raw steel production was 1,907,000 net tons in the week ending on February 15, 2020, while the capability utilization rate was 81.8 percent, according to latest data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).

Production was 1,917,000 net tons in the week ending February 15, 2019 while the capability utilization then was 82.4 percent. The current week production represents a 0.5 percent decrease from the same period in the previous year.

Production for the week ending February 15, 2020 is up 0.4 percent from the previous week ending February 8, 2020 when production was 1,899,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 81.4 percent.

Adjusted year-to-date production through February 15, 2020 was 12,575,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 82.1 percent. That is up 1.4 percent from the 12,395,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 81.3 percent.

Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending February 15, 2020 in thousands of net tons: North East: 233; Great Lakes: 684; Midwest: 202; Southern: 717 and Western: 71 for a total of 1907.

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