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September 17, 2019

Steel and Aluminum Shipments Decline

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.

Steel shipments decreased for the tenth consecutive month in the U.S. and for the thirteenth consecutive month in Canada. Aluminum shipments decreased slightly in both the U.S. and Canada.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in August 2019 decreased by 12.7% from August 2018. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 4.1% from the same month in 2018.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian center steel shipments in August 2019 decreased by 5.5% from August 2018. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 0.3% from the same month in 2018.

Contact:

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