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July 18, 2017

May Momentum Continues through June

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 18, 2017

May Momentum Continues through June

June metal service center metal shipments continued the modest growth path established in May.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in June 2017 increased by 1.1% from June 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 4.9% from June a year ago.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in June increased by 10.3% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products increased 0.2% from June a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center shipments of steel products in June 2017 increased by 5.0% from June 2016. Steel product inventories increased 1.6% from June a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in June decreased 2.5% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 1.0% from June a year ago.

Contact:

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