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US Weekly raw steel output up marginally during the week ending June 14th
Jun 18,2014 15:18CST
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As per the statistics released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the raw steel production in the country increased slightly during the week ended June 14th.

Author: Paul Ploumis18 Jun 2014 Last updated at 01:45:33 GMT

ALBANY (Scrap Monster): As per the statistics released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the raw steel production in the country increased slightly during the week ended June 14th.

The total raw steel output during the week ending June 14th was 1,850,000 net tons. The AISI data indicates that the US raw steel production has increased by 0.3% during the week. This is in comparison with the previous week (ie., the week ended June 7th) production figures of 1,845,000 net tons. Also, the weekly output suggests a 1.4% rise in comparison with production during same week the previous year.

The capacity utilization rate of US steel makers was 76.9% during the week ended June 14th.

The capacity utilization rate has inched higher when compared to 76.7% during the previous week (ie., the week ending June 7th). But, capacity utilization is higher when compared to the rate of 76.1% during same week the previous year.

The region-wise comparative weekly production figures are provided below:-

 

Region

Steel production (in ‘000 nt)

% Change

Week ended June 7th

Week ended June 14th

North East

228

229

+0.44

Great Lakes

692

648

-6.36

Southern

596

638

+7.05

Western

89

89

Nil

Midwest

240

246

+2.5

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is an association of North American steel producers. AISI's member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.

AISI determines its weekly raw steel production data based on weekly data from 50% of the domestic industry and estimates the rest using monthly production data.

 

 

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