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October 17, 2016

September Metal Shipments Decline Across the Board

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Oct. 17, 2016

September Metal Shipments Decline Across the Board

The August increase in steel shipments was short lived as steel and aluminum shipments in September declined in both the United States and Canada. Inventory changes were small.

U.S. Service Center Activity

In September 2016, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 6.6% from September 2015. Steel product inventories decreased 17.2% from September a year ago.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in September decreased by 2.5% from the same month in 2015. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 1.8% from September a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In September 2016, Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 8.5% from September 2015. Steel product inventories decreased 15.6% from September a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in September decreased 15.2% from the same month in 2015. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 21.4% from September a year ago.

 

Contact:

Chris Marti
Vice President, Research
(847) 485-3009
cmarti@msci.org