Based on AISI report for the week ending on August 31, 2019, domestic raw steel production has decreased slightly from the same period in 2018.
Based on an AISI report for the last week in August 2019, domestic raw steel production was 1.85 million net tons (NT) with a capability utilization rate of 79.5%. Similarly, for the same period last year, production was 1.86 million NT, while capability utilization was 79.4%. The current production rate, therefore, represents a 0.6% decrease in production. Week to week, production of raw steel had decreased 1.4% – Data for the week ending August 24, 2019 shows production was at 1.877 million NT and capability utilization rate was at 80.6%.
Based on AISI data, adjusted year-to-date production through August 2019 was 65.3 million NT, with a capability utilization rate of 80.8%. This output represents a 4.1% increase from same period last year (reported production of 62.72 million NT and capability utilization rate of 77.3%)
Raw steel production for the week ending August 31, 2019, per district:
- Southern District: 699,000 NT
- Great Lakes District: 673,000 NT
- Northeast District: 209,000 NT
- Midwest District: 198,000 NT
- Western District: 71,000 NT
Disclaimer: The figures used by AISI were aggregated based on production volume provided from 50% of the domestic producers combined with monthly production data for the remainder. As such, the report is designed to be used to illustrate production trends.← Back To News