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August 15, 2017

Shipment Growth Continues through July

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 15, 2017

Shipment Growth Continues through July

Metal shipments continued the modest growth path established in May and June.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in July 2017 increased by 1.4% from July 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 3.9% from July a year ago.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in July increased by 4.8% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products increased 1.3% from July a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center shipments of steel products in July 2017 increased by 8.7% from July 2016. Steel product inventories increased 6.6% from July a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in July increased 9.1% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 2.1% from July a year ago.

Contact:

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