The shape feature of tuyere raceway possesses an important effect on hearth state and BF operation. With analyzing channel for permeating gas and liquid in the hearth section in the position of tuyere raceway, it can be seen that the channel amount is mainly determined by section of raceway and section between the raceways. On the basic of theoretical and statistical analysis on practical production data, the new evaluation index of indicating tuyere raceway shape feature was proposed. In the condition of high blast volume, the new index AITR tended to increase and BF production was improved gradually as blast volume increases. The good evaluation character of this new index AITR has been validated with practical production data in this work.