AISI Releases 2012 Annual Statistical Report

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For Immediate Release
July 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced the release of its 2012 Annual Statistical Report (ASR).  The 2012 ASR shows that U.S. and NAFTA steel production and shipments both increased in 2012 over 2011, but import gains continue as U.S. and NAFTA markets have not attained pre-recession levels.  U.S. steel shipments were at 96 million net tons, a four percent increase from the previous year and an 11 percent increase from the most recent five-year average of 86 million net tons.  NAFTA Raw Steel Production was 133 million net tons in 2012, a two percent increase over 2011.  Construction and automotive continue to be the largest markets for steel. 

The most comprehensive reference of its kind for the American steel industry, the AISI report provides statistical data for the U.S. steel industry and a variety of selected statistical data on the Canadian, Mexican and world steel industries.  It features comprehensive charts and graphs, including: 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.   The report also includes an executive summary that highlights recent and historical trends in the North American steel industry. 

Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of AISI, said “The annual statistical report is an indispensable reference tool for anyone interested in tracking steel industry trends.  With 16 pages of charts and graphs in the executive summary alone, it is a valuable resource for industry, media, academia, steel analysts and anyone else who is interested in comprehensive data on our industry.”

To purchase the 2012 Annual Statistical Report visit the Platts Steel Data and Analysis website or call 412.431.4370.  To view the table of contents, click here

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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 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 125 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 website at