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.

U.S. Steel Special Bar Quality Final Imports

September 19th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Special Bar Quality Final Imports

SBQ final imports to the U.S. were down 13.6% in 2018, year on year (y/y), totaling 281,667 tons YTD ending July 2018. July 2018 SBQ final imports came in at tons, 39,042 or 3.6% lower [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Imports

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Beam Imports

Beam final imports to the U.S. were down 17.4% in 2018, year on year (y/y), totaling 284,039 tons YTD ending July 2018. July 2018 Beam final imports came in at 41,549 tons, significantly higher than [...]

U.S. Reinforcing Steel Final Imports

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Reinforcing Steel Final Imports

Rebar final imports to the U.S. were down 31.5% in 2018, year on year (y/y), totaling 811,809 tons YTD ending July 2018. July 2018 Rebar final imports came in at 150,874 tons, significantly higher than [...]

U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization

The total tonnage for the week ending September 8th was 1,879 million tons, (Mt) at a capacity utilization rate of 80.2%, which is the highest utilization since August 2014. For the first 36 weeks of [...]

Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

September 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Oil and Gas Rotary Rig Counts

The total number of operating rigs in the U.S. the week ending September 7th was 1,048 with 860 being oil and 186 gas. In percentage terms, on a month on month, (m/m) basis, oil rigs [...]

Currency Report

September 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Currency Report

The dollar Broad Index posted a reading of 100.92 for September, up 1.7% month on month. On a twelve moving average, (12MMA) year on year, (y/y) comparison, the dollar was down 1.6% against the Broad [...]