The MSCI Metals Activity Report (MAR) is an indispensable monthly analysis of metals shipments and inventories for intelligent strategic and tactical planning. The report’s accuracy and timeliness are respected and widely used throughout the industry as well as by analysts at major banks and the Federal Reserve.

If your company wishes to republish Metals Activity Report information in whole or in part there is an additional republication subscription fee of $10,000 per year. Please contact Chris Marti or 847-485-3009 for details.

Standard Metals Activity Reports

Provides actual US and Canadian shipments and inventory levels, plus seasonally adjusted data, by month as well as year-to-date, on 11 categories of steel & aluminum.




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All-Metals 360 Report

For member service centers only – the most value comes by being a part of our monthly Metals Activity Report survey. Get 6-month shipment forecasts, valuable analytical charts, an on order index and company market share data. This information is not available anywhere else.

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Graphical Analysis Charts

A valuable collection of charts to visualize market trends quickly and effectively. See short and long term market momentum to help spot inflection points, visualize inventory trends in tons and in months on hand, see long term shipment trends by individual product category.


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All-Metals Detail Report

An incredibly detailed look at North American metals industry shipments and inventories. It provides the most current metrics, both actual and seasonally adjusted, for 26 sub-categories of steel and aluminum.


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Participate in the Metals Activity Report Survey

Available only to MSCI Service Center Members

Why Run Your Business Blindfolded?

Without the shipment, inventory, and other uniquely reliable forecast tools that our Metals Activity Report(MAR) offers only to survey participants you can’t run your business with the intelligence and foresight you need to compete and prosper in these uncertain times. The predictive MAR reports are a look at the industry’s future you can take to the bank.

Without this predictive insight, you’re running your business blindfolded. You are missing vital, hard numbers that are essential for making informed decisions on inventory management, staffing, capital investment, strategic planning and your company’s growth in the marketplace.

Your peers who consistently use our exclusive 6-month forecasts, the shipping breakdown by products, the materials on order data, and the specific company market share analyses call these reports “invaluable,” and “fantastic tools.”

Yes, it may take you more than a minute to collect the data you’ll need to join this indispensable monthly report. But the reward is your access to trends backward and forward in the market, and the tools to track your company’s progress that are entirely confidential.

The markets and industry dynamics we face are simply unprecedented. MAR forecasts and the rest of our proprietary statistical reports can give you a critical competitive edge.

Benefits of Participation That Are Available Nowhere Else

  • 6-month shipment forecasts
  • More product detail (26 products vs 11 for standard member report)
  • Charts & analysis – visualize the data with analytical tools
  • Material on order index
  • Comparison of your company data to the industry

To participate contact Chris Marti by email or call 847-485-3009.

View the participation guidelines here.

Service Centers: How to Join the MAR Survey

MSCI member companies submitting data to the Metals Activity Report data program are part of an industry-wide effort to publish timely, accurate and economically significant information to the metals industry and other interested parties, including the Federal Reserve Board. Becoming a survey participant is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Participating in the monthly Metals Activity Report survey brings additional information to your company along with significant responsibilities. MSCI wishes to publish industry data that is best in class so participation requires a significant commitment from your company in terms of data accuracy, consistency and timeliness.

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