NewsArticles
Minimize


March 19, 2014

MSCI: Shipments Mixed in February
 
Service center shipments of steel products in February were flat in the United States and down in Canada, compared to the same month last year. Aluminum shipments were flat in Canada but up in the U.S., reports the Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

U.S. service centers shipped 7.0 million tons of steel products in February, up slightly from the same month in 2013. Service center inventories totaled 8.6 million tons at the end of the month, up 0.8 percent from February 2013 and 0.3 percent from the previous month. At February shipping rates, that represented 2.5 months of supply, about the same as the previous year.

U.S. service centers shipped 258,800 tons of aluminum products in February, an increase of 7.7 percent from the same month in 2013. U.S. service center inventories of aluminum products totaled 377,800 tons at the end of the month, up about 4.0 percent from February 2013 but down 1.2 percent from the previous month. At February shipping rates, that represented 3.0 months of supply, down from 3.2 months last year

Canadian service centers shipped 943,800 tons of steel products in February, down 4.2 percent from February 2013 but up significantly from January. Canadian steel product inventories totaled 1.4 million tons, a decrease of 21.2 percent from February 2013 and a dip of 1.0 percent from the previous month. At February shipping rates, that represented 3.1 months of supply, down from 3.8 months last year.

Canadian service centers shipped 25,600 tons of aluminum products in February, about the same as in February 2013 but up significantly from January. Canadian inventories of aluminum products totaled 39,300 tons at the end of the month, an increase of about 3.0 percent from last year and 3.8 percent from the previous month. At February shipping rates, that represented 3.3 months of supply, up from 3.2 months last year.

From the Editor's Desk
Minimize
July 2015: Did Auto, Aluminum Makers Act Too Soon?
More...
 
Pause
Business Practices and Technologies
Minimize
July 2015: Dey: Base Business on Fundamentals, Not Tomorrow’s Price Forecast
More...
Summer 2014
More...
 
Pause
New Products
Minimize
Behringer Saws: HBE Series Features Automatic Adjustments
More...
Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
More...
Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
More...
Cosen Saws: CNC-430, a fully automatic programmable band saw
More...
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
More...
Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
More...
 
Pause
Directories
Minimize
Metal Center News Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
Metal Distribution Directory  
(Not Published on This Web site)
Metal Center News' Spring Metal Distribution Directory is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.  



 
Directory of Master Distributors
(Not Published on This Web site)
The Metal Center News Directory of Master Distributors—distributors who sell to other distributors—is an invaluable tool for service centers seeking new sources for special or hard-to-find products. Master distributors play an important role in the marketplace, giving service centers an alternative to buying in mill quantities and helping to remove redundant and excess inventories from the distribution channel.



 
Directory of Toll Processors
(Not Published on This Web site)
Metal Center News' annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs.


Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use
Copyright by Metal Center News



Saturday, August 29, 2015