PR-IS1010-1 - 2010 AIST Industry Statistics, October

October 2010 Industry Statistics from Iron & Steel Technology

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U.S. Production — Production for the week of Aug. 20, 2010, registered 1.730 million tons, at a capacity utilization rate of 71.5% (Figure 1), a decrease of 71,000 tons from the week of July 18, this year’s high mark to date. Monthly production for June reported in at 7.816 million tons, with a 75.4% capacity utilization rate (Figure 2), down marginally from May, even though it is 62.5% ahead of June 2009, reflecting a lag in steelmaking that had been anticipated going into 3Q10.

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