US raw steel production up 0.2 percent week-on-week

Monday, 25 March 2019 00:33:35 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in the week ending on March 23, 2019, US domestic raw steel production was 1,934,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 83.1 percent.

Production for the week ending March 23, 2019 is up 0.2 percent from the previous week ending March 16, 2019 when production was 1,930,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 82.9 percent.

Production was 1,826,000 net tons in the week ending March 23, 2018 while the capability utilization then was 78.3 percent. The current week production represents a 5.9 percent increase from the same period in the previous year.

Adjusted year-to-date production through March 23, 2019 was 22,244,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 81.6 percent. That is up 6.6 percent from the 20,860,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 76.6 percent.

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