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June 12, 2020

Metal Shipments Continue to Decline in May

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.

Metal shipments in both the U.S. and Canada declined at substantial rates again in May due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in May 2020 decreased by 34.2% from May 2019. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 37.8% from the same month in 2019.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center steel shipments in May 2020 decreased by 40.2% from May 2019. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 34.2% from the same month in 2019.

Contact:

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