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April 15, 2015

March Results Mirror February

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., April 15, 2015 

March Results Mirror February 

U.S. shipments of aluminum products increased in March and steel shipments were essentially flat. Canadian results were similar, with a small decline in steel shipments and a small increase in aluminum. 

U.S. Service Center Activity 

In March 2015, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased a tenth of a percent from March 2014. Steel product inventories increased 15.6% over March a year ago. 

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in March increased by 4.6% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 4.9% from March a year ago. 

Canadian Service Center Activity

In March 2015, Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 3.7% from March 2014. Steel product inventories increased 24.0% from March a year ago. 

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in March increased 4.5% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 12.5% from March a year ago. 

Contact: 

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