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.

Architectural Billings Index

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index

April's ABI national overall score of 52.0, up 1.0 point from March’s 51.0 but still well into the expansionary zone, (>50). Although business conditions in the Midwest and Southern weakened, it remained strong in the [...]

Currency Report

May 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Currency Report

The dollar Broad Index posted a reading of 95.2 for April, relatively flat month on month yet still close to its lowest level in since July of 2015. The rate of decline has moderated over [...]

U.S. Industrial Production

May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on U.S. Industrial Production

The April Industrial production, (IP) report rises as capacity utilization came in at a three year high, gaining 0.7% month on month, (m/m) which is the third straight month of higher production. On a year [...]

Employment by Industry

May 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Employment by Industry

For the month of April, there were good gains in both construction and manufacturing. The total number of seasonally adjusted (SA), non-farm people employed in the U.S. in April was 148.424 million (M), an increase [...]

Producer Price Index for Construction

May 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Producer Price Index for Construction

The Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices index, (PPI) excluding food and energy, the final demand goods PPI rose 0.1% for the month of April, this being the fourth consecutive month to increase. The PPI [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index fell 2.0 points month on month, (m/m) to a still very strong 56.8 in April. The indexes is off strong start in 2018, up slightly (0.5 points) [...]