AISI Releases Annual Statistical Report for 2019
by David Fleschen
Today, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announced the release of its 2019 Annual Statistical Report (ASR), which provides comprehensive data on the U.S. steel industry and select data on the North American steel industry as a whole.
The report highlights that, in 2019, shipments from domestic steel mills measured 96.1 million net tons (NT), up 0.9 percent from the previous year. U.S. raw steel production was 96.7 million net tons in 2019, a 1.3 percent increase from 2018. The report also shows that steel imports into the United States moderated for the second year in a row. Total steel imports decreased 17 percent in 2019 compared to the previous year, while finished steel imports decreased 18 percent over the same period and captured a 19 percent share of apparent steel consumption. The report also notes that the construction and automotive industries continued as the leading end-use markets for shipments of U.S. steel products.
The AISI report is the most comprehensive reference of its kind, providing comprehensive coverage of the U.S. steel industry and selected statistical data on the Canadian, Mexican and world steel industries. It features extensive charts and graphs, including selected statistical highlights on shipments, apparent supply, imports, employment and raw steel data over a 10-year period; selected financial highlights; shipments by products and markets over a 10-year period; raw steel production (including selected state-level production data) and capability utilization; and, detailed imports and exports data.
“The steel industry has been at the center of the economic policy debate on both national and global levels over the last few years, and the AISI Annual Statistical Report serves as a critical source of industry data,” said AISI interim president and CEO Kevin Dempsey. “The ASR remains the industry standard for reporting on the steel market in the United States. I encourage anyone who is interested in steel industry data to purchase a copy.”
Source: AISI, Photo: Fotolia