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February 18, 2015

January 2015 Shipments Lower

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb. 18, 2015

 

January 2015 Shipments Lower

U.S. shipments of both steel and aluminum decreased from levels a year ago in January. Canadian results were similar.

 

U.S. Service Center Activity

In January 2015, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 3.4% from January 2014. Steel product inventories increased 16.4% from January a year ago.

In January, U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products decreased by 2.7% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 7.6% from January a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In January 2015, Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 10.2% from January 2014. Steel product inventories increased 19.6% from January a year ago.

In January, Canadian service center aluminum shipments decreased 2.9% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 13.4% from January a year ago.


Contact:

Chris Marti, vice president, research (847) 485-3009

cmarti@msci.org