January 2020

U.S. Fabricated Beams Final Imports


  Figure 1 breaks down total final fabricated beam imports from January 2018 – October 2019. When comparing year to date figures from 2018 and 2019. Fabricated Beam final imports to the U.S. were down 8% YoY, and down 4% MoM in October 2019, coming in at 37,899 tons.   Figure 2 also charts the [...]

U.S. Fabricated Beams Final Imports2020-01-27T14:47:35+00:00

ISM Manufacturing Index


The Institute of Supply Management’s Index moved down 0.9 points on month, (m/m) to 47.2 for December 2019. This value is a discouraging sign for the manufacturing sector.  The index has been greater than 50, (>50 = expansion) for thirty-three consecutive months. The new orders sub-index scored a 46.8. Overall, the ISM manufacturing index is [...]

ISM Manufacturing Index2020-01-22T20:57:25+00:00

U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization


The total tonnage for the week ending January 11th was 1,923 million net tons, at a capacity utilization rate of 82.5%. The first time the capacity utilization has been under 82 percent since the week of April 13th, 2019. The year to date tonnage output is 3,821 million net tons, at an average capacity utilization [...]

U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization2020-01-17T14:24:30+00:00

U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports


Merchant final imports to the U.S. came in at 34,165 tons in October 2019, up 40.2%% month over month (m/m). Figure 1 further breaks down total final beam imports from January 2019 – October 2019. When comparing year to date figures, it shows that beam imports peaked in October 2019 with 34,165 tons of imports [...]

U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports2020-01-10T18:46:18+00:00

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports


Rebar final imports to the U.S. came in at 61,469 tons for the month of October 2019. Rebar imports include: concrete reinforcing bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, in irregularly wound coils hot-rolled, concrete reinforcing bars and rods of other alloy steel, not further worked than hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, and other bars and [...]

U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports2020-01-10T18:48:58+00:00

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports


Beam final imports came in at 24,268 tons for October 2019, up 31.2% m/m. These include: Angles, Shapes and H Sections, Angles, Shapes and I Sections, Angles H Sections Iron and Non-Alloy Steel Hot-rolled, and Other H Sections. Figure 1 further breaks down total final beam imports from January 2019 – October 2019. When comparing year [...]

U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports2020-01-10T18:56:56+00:00

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization


U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization: Manufacturing capacity utilization (MCU), scored a 74.5% in June, down 0.7% month on month, (m/m), its second monthly decreasing for the year. On a year on year (y/y) comparison the MCU was a modest -3.03%. Manufacturing fundamentals continue to improve. Both the U.S. and global economy are strengthening and at the same [...]

U.S. Manufacturing Capacity Utilization2020-01-07T20:44:22+00:00

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index


ISM Non-Manufacturing Index: The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing composite index decreased by 0.8 points month on month, (-1.5% MoM) to 53.9 in November. The ISM nonmanufacturing survey measures the rate and direction of change in activity in nonmanufacturing industries. Surveys are sent to more than 370 purchasing managers in 17 industries. Survey responses reflect the [...]

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index2020-01-02T15:51:20+00:00