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 Capacity Utilization

January 16th, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization

The total tonnage for the week ending January 11th was 1,923 million net tons, at a capacity utilization rate of 82.5%. The first time the capacity utilization has been under 82 percent since the week [...]

U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports

January 10th, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports

Merchant final imports to the U.S. came in at 34,165 tons in October 2019, up 40.2%% month over month (m/m). Figure 1 further breaks down total final beam imports from January 2019 – October 2019. [...]

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports

January 10th, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports

Rebar final imports to the U.S. came in at 61,469 tons for the month of October 2019. Rebar imports include: concrete reinforcing bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, in irregularly wound coils hot-rolled, concrete [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

January 10th, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

Beam final imports came in at 24,268 tons for October 2019, up 31.2% m/m. These include: Angles, Shapes and H Sections, Angles, Shapes and I Sections, Angles H Sections Iron and Non-Alloy Steel Hot-rolled, and [...]

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

January 7th, 2020|Comments Off on U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU), scored a 74.5% in June, down 0.7% month on month, (m/m), its second monthly decreasing for the year. On a year on year (y/y) comparison the MCU was [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

January 2nd, 2020|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index decreased by 0.8 points month on month, (-1.5% MoM) to 53.9 in November. The ISM nonmanufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in [...]