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.
April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Architectural Billings Index
March’s ABI national overall score of 51.0, down 1.0 point from February’s 52.0 but still well into the expansionary zone, (>50). Although business conditions in the northeast region softened, it remained strong in the West [...]
April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Producer Price Index for Construction
The March Bureau of Labor Statistics producer prices index, (PPI) excluding food and energy, the final demand goods PPI rose 0.4% for the third consecutive month. The PPI for all commodities was down 0.2% month [...]
April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index fell 0.7 point month on month, (m/m) to a still very strong 58.8 in March. The indexes is off strong start in 2018, up one point from [...]