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July 16, 2014

June Shipments Increase in both the United States and Canada

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 16, 2014

 

June Shipments Increase in both the United States and Canada

Steel and aluminum shipments both expanded at healthy rates in June for both U.S. and Canadian service centers.

 

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in June 2014 increased by 10.2% from June 2013. For 2014, year-to-date steel shipments increased by 4.2% from the same period in 2013. Steel product inventories increased 1.4% from last month.

In June, U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products increased by 13.6% from the same month in 2013.  Inventories of aluminum products decreased of 0.6% from last month.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center shipments of steel products in June 2014 increased by 6.0% from June 2013.  Steel product inventories increased 0.4% from last month.

In June, Canadian service center aluminum shipments increased 7.6% from the same month in 2013. Inventories of aluminum decreased 2.9% from last month.

 

 

Contact: 

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

cmarti@msci.org