May 10, 2017

Red Metals Shipments Decline in March

Service center shipments of red metals declined modestly in March compared with the same month last year, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan. Total copper shipments declined 1.7 percent to 11.3 million pounds, while alloy shipments dipped 0.8 percent to 10.8 million pounds compared with March 2016.

For the first quarter, copper shipments dipped 0.1 percent to 29.8 million pounds, while alloy shipments declined 2.7 percent to 29.1 million pounds.

Year-to-date, copper rod and bar shipments increased 2.6 percent to 5.2 million pounds, 300 Series rod and bar shipments increased 0.5 percent to 12.3 million pounds, 200 Series strip and sheet shipments decreased 7.4 percent to 10.8 million pounds, and copper sheet and strip shipments declined 2.6 percent to 13.6 million pounds, CBSA reports.


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