AISI Releases 2016 Annual Statistical Report

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced the release of its 2016 Annual Statistical Report (ASR), which provides comprehensive data on the U.S. steel industry and select data on the North American steel industry as a whole. In 2016, both total and finished steel imports remained at elevated levels as imports garnered a 25 percent share of apparent steel supply. U.S. steel shipments were at 86.5 million net tons (NT), unchanged from the previous year and reflect a six percent decrease from the most recent five-year average of 93 million net tons. The report also notes that U. S. raw steel production was 86.5 million net tons in 2016, a 0.5 percent decrease from 2015. The construction and automotive industries continued to be the leading end-use markets for shipments of U.S. steel products.

The AISI report is the most comprehensive reference of its kind, 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; shipments by products and markets over a 10-year period; raw steel production (including selected state-level production data) and capability utilization; and detailed imports and exports data. The report also includes an executive summary that highlights recent and historical trends in the North American steel industry.

“The ASR is an indispensable tool for the industry, media, academia, steel analysts and others who are interested in tracking steel industry trends,” said Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, AISI. “The 135 page report includes numerous charts, graphs and other detailed industry information. We are proud that the ASR continues to serve as the industry standard for reporting on steel. I encourage anyone who is interested in industry data to purchase a copy of the ASR.”

A copy of the 2016 Annual Statistical Report can be purchased by visiting the Platts Steel Data and Analysis website or by calling 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 Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).