Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Texas Manufacturing Activity Maintained Strong Momentum

Texas Manufacturing Activity Maintained Strong Momentum in August Texas manufacturing activity maintained strong momentum in August, reports the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey for August 2018, according to business executives responding to the survey. Perceptions of broader business conditions remained highly positive. Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) Declined in July [...]

2018-09-04T18:44:42+00:00A View|

US Raw Steel Production Notched Another Gain

US Raw Steel Production Notched Another Gain US raw steel production notched another gain last week, rising 0.5% as mills operated at an ACUR of 79.5%. In the corresponding week last year mills operated at an ACUR of 75.8%. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 59,000,000 tons compared to the prox 57,000,000 tons [...]

2018-08-27T14:45:17+00:00A View|

The Latest Round of Steel Price Increases by Gerdau

The Latest Round of Price Increases by Gerdau The latest round of price increases by Gerdau are set to become effective with September 1 shipments-on July 20. Prices for all grade of special bar quality (SBQ) steel remained flat month on month, in the United States, but market participants anticipate an increase once recently announced [...]

2018-08-20T15:34:45+00:00Views|

Expansion Still Has Plenty of Fuel in the Tank

Expansion Still Has Plenty of Fuel in the Tank The expansion still has plenty of fuel in the tank, according to the Monthly Economic Outlook from the Wells Fargo Economics Group. The advance 2nd qtr GDP data not only showed the economy grew solidly in the 2nd qtr but also showed that income growth has [...]

2018-08-13T18:41:37+00:00A View|

Personal Income Rose in June

Personal Income Rose in June to 0.4% Personal income rose in JuneĀ 0.4 percent and revisions to previously reported data show incomes rising a bit more rapidly, additionally, the saving rate was found to be double previous estimates and inflation came in a touch below forecasts. This data paints a much brighter economic picture. Wages rose [...]

2018-08-13T19:18:59+00:00A View|