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

September 17th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization

The total tonnage for the week ending September 14th was 1,811 million tons, (Mt) at a capacity utilization rate of 77.9%. The year to date tonnage output is 69,983 Mt, at an average capacity utilization [...]

U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports

September 9th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports

Merchant final imports to the U.S. came in at 28,228 tons in July 2019, up 21.6%% month over month (MoM), and up 19.4% year over year (YoY) Figure 1 further breaks down total final merchant [...]

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports

September 8th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports

Rebar final imports to the U.S. came in at 93,102 tons for the month of July 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

September 7th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

Beam final imports came in at 36,245 tons for July 2019, up 8.5% Mom. These include: Angles, Shapes and H Sections, Angles, Shapes and I Sections, Angles H Sections Iron and Non-Alloy Steel Hot-rolled, and [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

September 6th, 2019|Comments Off on ISM Non-Manufacturing Index

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index increased by 2.7 points month on month, (+5.0% MoM) to 56.4 in August. The ISM nonmanufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in activity in [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index

September 5th, 2019|Comments Off on ISM Manufacturing Index

ISM Manufacturing Index:  The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved down 2.1 points on month, (m/m) to 49.1 for August 2019. This is the first time the index has been lower than 50 since August 2016.  [...]