Sept. 28, 2016

Red Metal Shipments Increase in August

Warehouse shipments of copper and brass in August totaled about 20.5 million pounds—up 10.5 percent from the previous month and 3.0 percent from the same month last year, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan.

Service center shipments of copper products in August totaled 10.4 million pounds, up 6.2 percent from the prior month and about even with August 2015. For the year to date, copper shipments of 82.0 million pounds were down 4.3 percent compared with 2015. Alloy shipments in August totaled 10.2 million pounds, up 15.3 percent from the prior month and up 6.9 percent from August 2015. Year to date, alloy shipments of 77.2 million pounds were down 5.5 percent compared with 2015.

At 159.1 million pounds, total warehouse shipments of copper and brass for the first eight months of the year were down about 4.9 percent compared with the same period in 2015.


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