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

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Special Bar Quality Final Imports

SBQ final imports to the U.S. were up 18.8% year to date (YTD), year on year (y/y), totaling 393,263 tons for the nine months ending September 2017. September SBQ imports came in at 37,135 tons, [...]

U.S. Wire Rod Final Imports

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Wire Rod Final Imports

Wire rod final imports to the U.S. were up 6.1% year to date (YTD), year on year (y/y), totaling 1,531,628 tons for the nine months ending September 2017. September’s tonnage recorded 117,116 tons, 31.1% lower [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

Beam final imports to the U.S. were up 3.6% year to date (YTD), year on year (y/y), totaling 445,284 tons for the nine months ending September 2017. For the month of September, Beam imports totaled [...]

U.S. Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Final Imports

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Final Imports

Rebar final imports to the US were down 19.7% year to date (YTD), year on year (y/y), totaling 1,373,282 tons for the nine months ending September 2017. September rebar imports were 28,389 tons, 23.9% lower [...]

U.S. Service Center Shipments

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Service Center Shipments

October service center total carbon steel shipments increased by 12.2% month on month (m/m). However, on a tons per day basis, (October had one additional shipping day compared to September) shipments were higher by 1.9% [...]

U.S. Industrial Production

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on U.S. Industrial Production

Industrial production moved-up 0.9% in October, month on month, (m/m) besting analyst’s consensus forecast. This was the strongest monthly gain since April of this year. Production was broad based, manufacturing production also recorded its best [...]