US raw steel production was 1,784,000 net tons in the week ended Apr. 14, 2018 while the capability utilization was 76.1%. according to the AISI. Production was up 3.7% to 1,721,000 net tons in the same 2017 week when the capability utilization was 73.8%. Production for the week ended Apr. 14, 2018 was down 1.2% from the previous week when production was 1,805,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 77%.
Adjusted year-to-date production through Apr. 14, 2018 was 26,181,000 net tons at a capability utilization of 75.5%. That is up 1.4% from the 25,810,000 net tons during the same period last year,when the capability utilization rate was 74.4%.