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June 15, 2017

Shipments Increase in May After April Declines

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., June 15, 2017

Shipments Increase in May After April Declines

Metal shipments continued to display an every-other-month growth pattern with healthy growth in both the United States and Canada in May.

U.S. Service Center Activity

In May 2017, U.S. service center steel shipments increased by 7.0% from May 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 4.5% from May a year ago.

In May, U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products increased by 11.5% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products increased 2.1% from May a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

In May 2017, Canadian service center shipments of steel products increased by 6.8% from May 2016. Steel product inventories decreased 3.5% from May a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in May increased 3.3% from the same month in 2016. Inventories of aluminum products decreased 2.2% from May a year ago.

 

Contact:

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