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February 15, 2017

Metal Shipments Increase in January

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb. 15, 2017

Metal Shipments Increase in January

Metals shipments increased substantially in January, both in the United States and Canada for aluminum and steel.

U.S. Service Center Activity

In January 2017, U.S. service center steel shipments increased by 9.4% from January 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 8.3% from January a year ago.

In January, U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products increased by 8.3% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products increased 1.2% from January a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In January 2017, Canadian service center shipments of steel products increased by 5.7% from January 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 5.8% from January a year ago.

In January, Canadian service center aluminum shipments increased 10.3% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products increased 0.7% from January a year ago.

Contact:

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