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US Weekly Raw Steel output dips further during February last week
Mar 1,2016 16:19CST
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As per the statistics released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the raw steel production by the country dropped slightly by 0.4% during the week ended February 27th, 2016.

By Paul Ploumis (ScrapMonster Author)

March 01, 2016 02:54:24 AM

ALBANY (Scrap Monster): As per the statistics released by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the raw steel production by the country dropped slightly by 0.4% during the week ended February 27th, 2016. The production had declined marginally by 0.2% during the week prior to this.

The total domestic raw steel output during the week ending February 27th was 1,692,000 net tons. The AISI data indicates that the US raw steel production has dropped slightly by 0.4% during the week. This is in comparison with the previous week (ie., the week ended Feb 20th)  production figures of 1,699,000 net tons. Also, the weekly output represents a marginal decline of 0.8% in comparison with production of 1,705,000 net tons during same week the previous year.

The capability utilization rate of US steel makers dropped to 72.4% during the week ended Feb 27th, 2015.

The capacity utilization rate has dropped when compared with 72.7% during the previous week (ie., the week ending February 20th). However, capacity utilization was flat when compared with the rate of 72.4% 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 Feb 20th

Week ended Feb 27th

North East

200

202

+1.00

Great Lakes

630

638

+1.27

Southern

595

581

-2.35

Western

83

82

-1.20

Midwest

191

189

-1.05

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.


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US weekly raw steel output

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