Metal Shipments Down in March
May 6, 2013
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Metal shipments in March 2013 decreased at rates greater than those in January and February, according to data from the Metals Service Center Institute.

Steel product shipments from U.S. metals service centers in March 2013 were down 9.9% from March 2012. Steel product inventories were down 4.2% from a year ago.

Aluminum product shipments from U.S. metals service centers in March 2013 were down 13.8% from March 2012. Aluminum products inventories were down 3.1% from a year ago.

Steel product shipments from Canadian metals service centers in March 2013 were down 18.0% from March 2012. Steel product inventories were up 1.1% from a year ago.

Aluminum product shipments from Canadian metals service centers in March 2013 were down 10.2% from March 2012. Aluminum products inventories were up 7.2% from a year ago.

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