WASHINGTON (Scrap Register): United States domestic raw steel production was 1,144,000 net tons in the week ending on May 2, 2020 while the capability utilization rate was 51.1 percent, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) said in its weekly report.
Production was 1,889,000 net tons in the week ending May 2, 2019 while the capability utilization then was 81.2 percent. The current week production represents a 39.4 percent decrease from the same period in the previous year.
Production for the week ending May 2, 2020 is down 8.5 percent from the previous week ending April 25, 2020 when production was 1,250,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 55.8 percent.
Adjusted year-to-date production through May 2, 2020 was 29,655,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 73.2 percent. That is down 11.0 percent from the 33,338,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 81.4 percent.
Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending May 2, 2020 in thousands of net tons: North East: 109; Great Lakes: 401; Midwest: 121; Southern: 476 and Western: 37 for a total of 1144.