By Paul Ploumis 11 Aug 2015 Last updated at 01:54:46 GMT
The US Raw Steel production declined marginally by 0.2% over the previous week during the week ended Aug 8th, 2015. The domestic output totaled 1,756,000 net tons during the week.
ALBANY (Scrap Monster): As per the statistics released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the raw steel production by the country saw marginal dip during the week ended August 8th, 2015. The production had increased slightly by 1.1% during the week prior to this.
The total domestic raw steel output during the week ending August 8th was 1,756,000 net tons. The AISI data indicates that the US raw steel production has declined marginally by 0.2% during the week. This is in comparison with the previous week (ie., the week ended Aug 1st) production figures of 1,760,000 net tons. However, the weekly output represents a sharp decline of 9.0% in comparison with production of 1,930,000 net tons during same week the previous year.
The capability utilization rate of US steel makers dropped to 73.4% during the week ended Aug 8th, 2015.
The capacity utilization rate has dropped slightly when compared to 73.6% during the previous week (ie., the week ending August 1st). Also, capacity utilization was considerably lower when compared with the rate of 80.2% during same week the previous year.
The region-wise comparative weekly production figures are provided below:-
Steel production (in ‘000 nt)
Week ended Aug 1st
Week ended Aug 8th
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.