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October 15, 2018

Steel Shipments Flat, Aluminum Up for the U.S., Down in Canada

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., October 15, 2018

Steel Shipments Flat, Aluminum Up for the U.S., Down in Canada

Growth in shipments slowed substantially for steel in the U.S. but actually grew at an increased rate for aluminum.  Shipments declined for both metals in Canada.

U.S.  Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in September 2018 increased by 0.8% from September 2017. Shipments of aluminum products increased by 5.2% from the same month in 2017.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian steel center shipments in September 2018 decreased by 4.8% from September 2017. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 3.9% from the same month in 2017.

 

Contact:

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