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April 16, 2018

U.S. and Canadian Results for March 2018

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill, Apr. 16, 2018

U.S. and Canadian Results for March 2018

March shipments continued their February increase for steel in Canada and aluminum in the U.S. Steel shipments in the U.S. and aluminum shipments in Canada fell slightly.

U.S. Service Center Activity

U.S. service center steel shipments in March 2018 decreased 1.7% from March 2017. Steel product inventories increased 7.9% from March 2017.

U.S. service center shipments of aluminum products in March increased by 1.7% from the same month in 2017. Inventories of aluminum products increased 5.5% from March a year ago.

Canadian Service Center Activity

Canadian service center shipments of steel products in March 2018 increased by 3.4% from March 2017. Steel product inventories decreased 4.5% from March a year ago.

Canadian service center aluminum shipments in March decreased 2.8% from the same month in 2017. Inventories of aluminum products increased 0.7% from March a year ago.

Contact:

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