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US crude steel production rises on a weekly basis

According to data from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), US crude steel production increased slightly in the week ended December 2 compared to the previous week.

US crude steel production rises on a weekly basis

In the week concluding on December 2, the United States witnessed a marginal w-o-w uptick in crude steel production, as reported by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). According to AISI statistics, the production of crude steel in the U.S. reached 1.702 million short tons during this period, marking a modest increase of 0.9% from the preceding week. Moreover, this figure represented a notable rise of 7.1% when compared to the corresponding period from the previous year.

The capacity utilization rate for the same week was recorded at 74.1%, reflecting a 0.7% w-o-w surge and a 2.9% y-o-y increase.

As of the week concluding on December 2, the year-to-date production of U.S. crude steel, when adjusted, reached approximately 81.94 million short tons. This signifies a slight y-o-y decline of 0.3%. Simultaneously, the capacity utilization rate stood at 75.5%, indicating a 2.6% decrease compared to the same period in the previous year. Industry analysts are closely monitoring these trends as the steel sector navigates the challenges and opportunities within the current economic landscape.

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