The Gerdau Market Update tracks and analyzes over 100 data streams that affect long steel consumption, attempting to provide the latest on market trends. Below, you will find the most recent information about Macroeconomics, Steel Econometrics, Construction and Manufacturing as it becomes available.

Advanced Durable Goods Orders

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Advanced Durable Goods Orders

New orders for durable goods (ADG), fell -0.3% in April to $232,979 million. However on a three month moving average (3MMA), assessment, ADG was up 0.2% month on month (m/m) and up 1.1% year on [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Import Licenses

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Beam Import Licenses

Beam licenses thus far in May total 29,142 tons, down 52.7% from last year’s 61,579 tons. Year to date (YTD), there have been a total of 194,775 tons of Beam license requests, down 53,312 tons [...]

U.S. Reinforcing Steel Import Licenses

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Reinforcing Steel Import Licenses

Rebar licenses thus far in May total 56,450 tons, down 64.5% from last month’s 159,020 tons. Year to date (YTD), there have been a total of 762,663 tons of rebar license requests, down 63,500 tons [...]

Portland Cement Shipments

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Portland Cement Shipments

Total cement shipments fell by 0.4% on a 3 month moving total (3MMT), year on year (y/y) basis but were up 2.3%, 3MMT y/y over for the period ending February 2017. Portland cement shipment data [...]

China Domestic Prices

May 25th, 2017|Comments Off on China Domestic Prices

Long product prices moved higher for all product groups for the week ending May 24th according to China Metals Weekly (CMW). Rebar led the advance, as pricing moved up 6.9% week on week (w/w), to [...]

Architectural Billings Index

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index

The national ABI score for April was 50.9 (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The ABI has been greater than 50 for three of months in a row and for five of [...]