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February 12, 2021

Metal Shipments Down from Year Ago Levels, Remain Well Above 2020 Lows

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.

Metal Shipments Down from Year Ago Levels, Remain Well Above 2020 Lows

Though down on a year-over-year basis, steel and aluminum shipments in the U.S. and Canada continue to recover from their lows in May 2020 in the U.S. and April 2020 lows in Canada.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in January 2021 decreased by 11.8% from January 2020. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 5.6% from the same month in 2020.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center steel shipments in January 2021 decreased by 6.4% from January 2020. Shipments of aluminum products increased by 3.9% from the same month in 2020.

 

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