AISI: USA Steel Stats Snapshot: Jan 27, 2024

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Synopsis:

Last week's raw steel production in the United States reached 1,680,000 metric tons, with a capability utilization rate of 75.6%. While this reflects a 1.0% decrease from the same period last year, it's only a marginal 0.1% dip from the preceding week. Year-to-date production stands at 6,524,000 metric tons, with a capability utilization rate of 76.2%, indicating a slight downturn of 0.1% compared to the same period last year.

Article:

In the realm of steel production, the week concluding on January 27, 2024, unfolds with a production figure of 1,680,000 metric tons in the United States. The industry's capability utilization rate stands at 75.6%, offering insights into the operational efficiency of steel facilities across the nation.

Comparing this week's statistics with the analogous period in 2023 reveals a marginal decline of 1.0%, reflecting the dynamic nature of steel production trends. A closer look at the week ending January 20, 2024, further refines the narrative, indicating a trifling 0.1% dip in production, which stood at 1,682,000 metric tons with a capability utilization rate of 75.7%.

Zooming out to assess the broader landscape, the year-to-date production through January 27, 2024, paints a nuanced picture. Accumulating to 6,524,000 metric tons, the capability utilization rate hovers at 76.2%, showcasing a minor 0.1% downturn from the same timeframe in the previous year.

Breaking down production by districts, the distribution is as follows for the week ending January 27, 2024: North East: 129 thousand metric tons; Great Lakes: 559 thousand metric tons; Midwest: 185 thousand metric tons; Southern: 736 thousand metric tons; and Western: 71 thousand metric tons. This regional breakdown provides a granular perspective on the geographical dynamics of steel production.

Conclusion:

The snapshot of raw steel production for the week ending January 27, 2024, offers a glimpse into the ebbs and flows of the industry. While a marginal dip is observed in both year-on-year and week-on-week comparisons, the overall resilience and adaptability of the steel sector remain evident. As the year unfolds, monitoring these production trends provides a valuable barometer for assessing the health and trajectory of the steel industry in the United States.

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