American Iron and Steel Institute Release 2011 Annual Statistical Report

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Trends show US and NAFTA steel industry recovery underway but imports pose a threat

For Immediate Relase
June 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the primary source of statistical information on the North American steel industry, announced the release of its 2011 Annual Statistical Report (ASR) today.  The 2011 ASR shows that the U.S. and NAFTA steel markets continued a slow and modest recovery in 2011 versus 2010.  It also reveals that, while U.S. and NAFTA steel production and shipments both increased in 2011, they remained below pre-recession levels and import gains exceeded those of U.S. and NAFTA producers.

The most comprehensive reference of its kind for the American steel industry, the AISI report provides statistical data for the United States steel industry plus a variety of selected statistical data on the Canadian, Mexican and world steel industries.  The ASR is preceded by an executive summary that highlights recent and historical trends in the North American Steel Industry.  The summary is comprised of 10 pages of charts and graphs on steel production, shipments, imports, demand and operating efficiency.  Recent steel market trends in the U.S. and NAFTA region are illustrated. 

The ASR has proven to be an indispensable reference tool for the industry, media, academia, steel analysts and others who are interested in tracking steel industry trends. 
The most popular charts, in terms of inquiries received by the Institute, include Selected Statistical Highlights on shipments, apparent supply, imports, employment and raw steel data over a 10-year period; Selected Financial Highlights on income and cash flow data; shipments by products and markets over a 10-year period; raw steel production (state distribution and capability utilization); and imports and exports data.

AISI’s 2011 Annual Statistical Report is available by e-mail or hard copy.  To purchase it online ($500 for a hard copy or $450 for an electronic version) visit  To order it over the phone, call 412.860.5342.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice.  AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology.  AISI is comprised of 25 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 124 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry.  AISI's member companies represent over three quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity.  For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s Web site at

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