April 29, 2015

Service Center Shipments Up in March
 
Service center shipments of both steel and aluminum improved in March compared to the prior month in both the U.S. and Canada, reports the Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

U.S. service centers shipped 3.7 million tons of steel products in March, down 0.1 percent from March 2014, but an increase of 10.2 percent from the previous month. Through the first quarter, shipments of 10.5 million tons were down 1.6 percent compared to the prior year.

Service center steel inventories totaled 9.6 million tons at the end of the month, up 15.6 percent over March a year ago and down 3.2 percent from the previous month. At March shipping rates, that represented 2.6 months of supply, up from 2.2 months the previous year.

U.S. service centers shipped 140,900 tons of aluminum products in March, an increase of 4.6 percent from the same month in 2014, and up 9.6 percent from February. Through the first quarter, aluminum shipments had increased 1.8 percent to 399,700 tons compared to 2014.

U.S. service center inventories of aluminum products totaled 395,400 tons at the end of March, up 4.9 percent from a year ago, but down 3.6 percent from February. At March shipping rates, that represented 2.8 months of supply, flat with the previous year.

Canadian service centers shipped 481,400 tons of steel products in March, a decrease of 3.7 percent from the same month in 2014, but up 13.8 percent from February. Through the first three months of 2015, steel shipments declined 6.5 percent to 1.3 million tons.

Canadian steel product inventories totaled 1.8 million tons at the end of the month, a 24.0 percent increase from March a year ago and an increase of 8.1 percent from February.

Canadian service centers shipped 14,300 tons of aluminum products in March, a 4.5 percent increase from the same month in 2014 and a 14.4 percent increase from the prior month. For the first three months, Canadian aluminum shipments increased 1.8 percent to 40,100 tons.

Canadian inventories of aluminum products totaled 43,000 tons in March, up 12.5 percent from a year ago, but down slightly from the prior month. At March shipping rates, that represented 3.0 months of supply, up from 2.8 months the prior year.

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