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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.

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Total U.S. construction spending continued to perform well in September 2020, especially in the Private sector. Census Bureau non-seasonally adjusted (NSA), constant dollar CPIP data showed that September’s three month total (3MT), construction expenditures grew by 6.2% year over year (y/y), to $385.0 billion (B).
U.S. Steel Merchant Final Imports: Merchant final imports to the U.S. came in at 30,933 tons in September 2020, increasing 31% m/m.
U.S. Steel Beam Final Imports: Beam final imports to the U.S. came in at 15,527 tons for September 2020, up significantly since last month.
U.S. Fabricated Beam Final Imports: Fabricated beam final imports to the U.S. were down 26% m/m in September 2020, and down 3% y/y, coming in at 38,300 tons.
U.S. Steel Rebar Final Imports: Rebar final imports to the U.S. came in at 43,078 tons for the month of September 2020, down 56% m/m.
U.S. Steel Capacity Utilization: The total tonnage for the week ending October 31st was 1,557 million net tons, at a capacity utilization rate of 70.4%. The year to date tonnage output is 66,097 million net tons, at an average capacity utilization rate of 66.2%. In 2019, the same output total was 80,906 million net tons, at an average capacity utilization of 80.8%.
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