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In the week ending Feb. 6, 2021, domestic crude steel production was 1,705,000 net tons, while capacity utilization was 75.2 percent, the American Iron and Steel Institute writes on its website.

AISI reports on crude steel production for calendar week 7 2021
AISI reports on crude steel production for calendar week 7 2021

Year-on-year weekly comparison

In the week ending Feb. 6, 2020, production was 1,844,000 net tons, while capacity utilization was 81.5 percent at that time. Production for the current week represents a 7.5 percent decrease from the same period last year.

Crude steel production down 1.2 percent from previous week

Production for the week ending Feb. 6, 2021, is 1.2 percent lower than the previous week ending Jan. 30, 2021, when production was 1,725,000 net tons and capacity utilization was 76.1 percent.

Adjusted crude steel production down 9.3 percent year-to-date

Adjusted year-to-date production through Feb. 6, 2021, was 9,065,000 net tons, with capacity utilization at 75.8 percent. This is a 9.3 percent decrease from the 9,993,000 net tons in the same period last year, when capacity utilization was 82.2 percent.

Production week by district

Broken down by county, production for the week ending Feb. 6, 2021, is as follows in thousands of net tons: North East: 147; Great Lakes: 599; Midwest: 182; Southern: 708; and Western: 69 for a total of 1705.

Source: steel.org


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