November 2017

U.S. Beam Import Licenses

2017-11-20T16:03:09+00:00

Beam licenses year to-date (YTD), through November 14th totaled 493,328 tons, down 6.9%, or 36,835 tons from last year’s YTD total of 530,163 tons. November to-date license requests were for 3,759 tons, a fraction of the YTD average of 44,848 tons. Wide flange beams accounted for 66% and standard I beams made up the remaining [...]

U.S. Beam Import Licenses2017-11-20T16:03:09+00:00

U.S. Wire Rod Import Licenses

2017-11-20T15:58:50+00:00

Wire Rod licenses for the month of November through the 14th, totaled 26,169 tons, 82.7% lower than the year to date, (YTD) average of 151,384 tons. On a YTD basis licensed import volume was 1,665,227 tons, 4.9% less than the 1,751,159 tons YTD 2016. Three HTS codes are includes in this analysis. The largest contributor [...]

U.S. Wire Rod Import Licenses2017-11-20T15:58:50+00:00

U.S. Steel Special Bar Quality Final Imports

2017-11-17T21:19:04+00:00

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, 15.0% lower than the 43,695ton YTD average volume. Figure 1 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order on a [...]

U.S. Steel Special Bar Quality Final Imports2017-11-17T21:19:04+00:00

U.S. Wire Rod Final Imports

2017-11-17T20:49:12+00:00

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 than the YTD average volume of 170,181 tons Figure 1 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order on a [...]

U.S. Wire Rod Final Imports2017-11-17T20:49:12+00:00

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports

2017-11-17T18:24:44+00:00

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 41,847 tons down 15.5% from the YTD average of 49,539. Figure 1 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports2017-11-17T18:24:44+00:00

U.S. Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Final Imports

2017-11-17T18:18:58+00:00

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 than the YTD average of 152,587 tons. Figure 1 charts the largest exporting countries in rank order on a YTD [...]

U.S. Reinforcing Steel (Rebar) Final Imports2017-11-17T18:18:58+00:00

U.S. Service Center Shipments

2017-11-16T22:05:28+00:00

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% m/m. On a three month moving average, (3MMA) basis, year to date, (YTD) comparison, total carbon steel shipments increased by [...]

U.S. Service Center Shipments2017-11-16T22:05:28+00:00

U.S. Industrial Production

2017-11-16T22:06:00+00:00

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 gain since April, surging 1.3% m/m as capacity utilization advanced 0.6%. Industrial production is a pure measure of output, untainted [...]

U.S. Industrial Production2017-11-16T22:06:00+00:00

Architectural Billings Index

2017-11-15T21:43:22+00:00

The national ABI score for October rebounded to 51.7 after dipping below the 50 threshold in September. Regional monthly scores were: The South 50.8, Midwest 49.0, Northeast 54.0 and the West 49.8. The Architecture Billings Index (ABI), is a leading economic indicator that provides an approximately nine to twelve month glimpse into the future of [...]

Architectural Billings Index2017-11-15T21:43:22+00:00

Producer Price Index for Construction

2017-11-14T21:51:05+00:00

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (BLS) issues a report on price changes on pretty much everything you could think of. For all commodities, the producer prices index (PPI), was up 0.4% in October, a bit higher than analysts’ expectations. On a 12 month year on year, (y/y) comparison, the all commodities PPI rose [...]

Producer Price Index for Construction2017-11-14T21:51:05+00:00