US raw steel production up 0.5 percent in last week of 2019

Thursday, 02 January 2020 19:56:54 (GMT+3)   |   San Diego
       

According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in the week ending on December 28, 2019, US domestic raw steel production was 1,876,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 81.1 percent.

Production for the week ending December 28, 2019 is up 0.5 percent from the previous week ending December 21, 2019 when production was 1,866,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 80.7 percent.

Production was 1,861,000 net tons in the week ending December 28, 2018 while the capability utilization then was 79.4 percent. The current week production represents a 0.8 percent increase from the same period in the previous year.

Adjusted year-to-date production through December 28, 2019 was 96,326,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 80.2 percent. That is up 1.8 percent from the 94,638,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 78.2 percent.


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