May 11, 2016

Red Metal Shipments Up in March

Red metal shipments from service centers declined by 2.3 percent in March, compared with the same month in 2015, but saw a 7.3 percent improvement from February. Year to date, total warehouse shipments of copper and brass products were down 4.6 percent compared with last year’s first quarter, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan.

March copper shipments of 11.8 million pounds were up 6.9 percent compared with March 2015, but alloy shipments of 10.2 million pounds were down 2.3 percent. Compared with the prior month, copper shipments were up nearly 17 percent and alloy shipments were up 7.3 percent.

Products showing the most gains in the first quarter, compared with last year’s shipments, included other alloy plate, up 18.1 percent, copper strip and sheet, up 7.2 percent, and alloy tube and pipe, up 6.9 percent.


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