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August 17, 2015

Shipments Decline in July

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 17, 2015 

Shipments Decline in July 

U.S. and Canadian shipments declined from 2014 levels for both steel and aluminum in July. Inventory positions deteriorated across the board. 

U.S. Service Center Activity 

In July 2015, U.S. service center steel shipments decreased by 7.0% from July 2014. Steel product inventories increased 5.0% over July a year ago. 

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in July decreased by 0.6% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 3.1% from July a year ago. 

Canadian Service Center Activity 

In July 2015, Canadian service center shipments of steel products decreased by 14.4% from July 2014. Steel product inventories increased 11.0% from July a year ago. 

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in July decreased 3.1% from the same month in 2014. Inventories of aluminum products increased 7.4% from July a year ago. 

Contact: 

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