This Week's Raw Steel Production

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Weekly Raw Steel Production - March 28, 2015

In the week ending March 28, 2015, domestic raw steel production was 1,628,000 net tons while the capability utilization rate was 68.9 percent. Production was 1,868,000 net tons in the week ending March 28, 2014 while the capability utilization then was 77.7 percent. The current week production represents a 12.8 percent decrease from the same period in the previous year. Production for the week ending March 28, 2015 is down 0.7 percent from the previous week ending March 21, 2015 when production was 1,639,000 net tons and the rate of capability utilization was 69.3 percent.

Adjusted year-to-date production through March 28, 2015 was 21,545,000 net tons, at a capability utilization rate of 73.3 percent. That is down 5.7 percent from the 22,848,000 net tons during the same period last year, when the capability utilization rate was 77.1 percent.

Broken down by districts, here's production for the week ending March 28, 2015 in thousands of net tons: North East: 195; Great Lakes: 579; Midwest: 213; Southern: 556 and Western: 85 for a total of 1,628.

Note: Capability for the Fourth Quarter 2014 is approximately 31.6 million tons versus 31.5 million tons for the same period last year and 31.6 million tons for the Third Quarter of 2014.

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