WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced the release of its 2015 Annual Statistical Report (ASR). Both total and finished steel imports continued near record levels as imports garnered a record 29 percent share of apparent steel supply. U.S. steel shipments were at 87 million net tons, a twelve percent decrease from the previous year and an eight percent decrease from the most recent five-year average of 94 million net tons. The report also notes that U. S. raw steel production was 87 million net tons in 2015, an eleven percent decrease compared to 2014. Construction and automotive continue to be the largest markets for steel.
The AISI report is the most comprehensive reference of its kind for the American steel industry, providing 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 extensive 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 AISI Annual Statistical Report is the gold-standard on data for industry partners, media and analysts seeking comprehensive statistical information about the steel industry. It is an essential reference for anyone following steel data and trends. We are proud to have compiled this thorough set of critical information, and encourage those interested in the best set of industry information to purchase the report.”
To purchase the 2015 Annual Statistical Report, please visit the Platts Steel Data and Analysis website or call 1-800-PLATTS-8.
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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 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).