US raw steel production was 1,703,000 tons in the week ended Nov. 25, 2017 while the capability utilization was 73%, according to the AISI. Production up 7% compared to the same 2016 week when output was 1,591,000 tons i while the capability utilization then was 67.1%. Production for the week ended Nov. 25, 2017 was down 2.4% from the previous week when production was 1,745,000 tons and the rate of capability utilization was 74.9%.
Adjusted year-to-date production through Nov. 25, 2017 was 81,661,000 tons at a capability utilization rate of 74.5%. That was up 4.2% from the 78,355,000 tons during the same 2016 period when the capability utilization rate was 70.8%.