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March 17, 2015

Aluminum Up, Steel Still Down in February

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., March 17, 2015

 

Aluminum Up, Steel Still Down in February

U.S. shipments of aluminum products increased in February and although steel shipments continued to decline, it was at a lower rate than last month. Canadian results were similar.

 

U.S. Service Center Activity

In February, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 1.4% from February 2014. Steel product inventories increased 15.1% over February a year ago.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in February increased by 3.7% from the same month in 2014.  Inventories of aluminum products increased 9.0% from February a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In February, Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 5.6% from February 2014. Steel product inventories increased 21.0% from February a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in February increased 4.3% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 9.7% from February a year ago.


Contact:

Chris Marti, vice president, research (847) 485-3009 or cmarti@msci.org