The American Iron
and Steel Institute (AISI) is announcing the release of its 2017 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
In 2017, total
steel imports increased 15 percent, while finished steel imports rose 12
percent and garnered a 27 percent share of apparent steel supply, AISI
reported. U.S. steel shipments were at 90.9 million net tons (NT), up five
percent from the previous year, but were 2 percent lower than the most
recent five-year average of 93 million net tons. The report also notes that
U.S. raw steel production was 90 million net tons in 2017, a 4-percent
increase from 2016. The construction and automotive industries continued to
be the leading end-use markets for shipments of U.S. steel products.
The AISI report
provides statistical data for the U.S. steel industry and a variety of
selected statistical data on the Canadian, Mexican and world steel
industries. It also 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.
A copy of the 2017
Annual Statistical Report can be purchased by visiting the Platts Steel Data
and Analysis website or by calling (800) PLATTS-8.