Marginal changes in US steel production

US raw steel production was 1,813,000 net tons in the week ended Mar. 10, 2018 while the capability utilization was 77.8%, according to the AISI. Production was 1up 5.7% from the same 2017 period when output was 1,716,000 net tons in the week while the capability utilization was 73.6%. Production for the week ended Mar. 10, 2018 is down 1.1%  from the previous week when production was 1,834,000 net tons and the capability utilization was 78.7%.

Adjusted year-to-date production through Mar. 10, 2018 was 17,187,000 net tons at a capability utilization rate of 74.8%. That was down 0.2% from the 17,221,000 net tons during the same 2017 period last year when the capability utilization was 74.6%.

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