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January 18, 2017

Metal Shipments Decrease in December

 

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Jan. 18, 2017

 

Metal Shipments Decrease in December

Metals shipments decreased modestly in December. Inventories continued to decline from last year's levels by substantial percentages.

U.S. Service Center Activity

In December 2016, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 6.9% from December, 2015. Steel product inventories decreased 13.0% from December a year ago.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in December decreased by 5.3% from the same month in 2015. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 2.3% from December a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In December 2016, Canadian service center shipments of steel products increased by 6.2% from December, 2015. Steel product inventories decreased 0.4% from December a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in December decreased 1.0% from the same month in 2015. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 0.8% from December a year ago.

Contact:

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