US raw steel production dips 1.1 percent week-on-week

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 23:27:55 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in the week ending on March 30, 2019, domestic raw steel production was 1,913,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 82.2 percent.

Production for the week ending March 30, 2019 is down 1.1 percent from the previous week ending March 23, 2019 when production was 1,934,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 83.1 percent.

Production was 1,826,000 net tons in the week ending March 30, 2018 while the capability utilization then was 78.3 percent. The current week production represents a 4.8 percent increase from the same period in the previous year.

Adjusted year-to-date production through March 30, 2019 was 24,208,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 81.8 percent. That is up 6.7 percent from the 22,686,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 76.6 percent.

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