March 29, 2017

Red Metals Shipments Down in February

Service center shipments of red metals in February declined compared with the same month a year ago, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan. Total copper shipments declined 5.1 percent to 8.6 million pounds, while alloy shipments fell 0.3 percent to 9.3 million pounds compared with February 2016.

Compared with January, shipments of copper declined 14.1 percent, while alloy shipments increased 3.1 percent.

For the year to date, copper shipments of 18.5 million pounds increased 0.9 percent from 2016, while alloy shipments declined 3.8 percent to 18.3 million pounds.

Year-to-date, shipments of other alloy rod and bar increased 52.1 percent to 1.6 million pounds. Copper tube and pipe increased 17.2 percent to 566,000 pounds. Other alloy strip and sheet shipments declined 26.4 percent to 1.3 million pounds, while other alloy plate was off 18.9 percent to 116,000 pounds. 


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