Metal Center News
Minimize
  
2-2011 News
Minimize

Copper, Brass Shipments Increase 18 Percent in 2010

Despite an 11 percent dip in total copper and brass shipments in December compared to the previous month, 2010 ended on a positive note for copper and brass distributors. Year-end shipping totals were 18 percent higher than year-end 2009, according to the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan.

Total copper shipments of 108 million pounds were 15.8 percent higher in 2010 than the previous year. Alloy shipments totaled 155 million pounds, up 19.6 percent compared to the previous year.

In December, copper shipments totaled 8.2 million pounds, up 8.3 percent compared to the same month in 2009. Alloy shipments totaled 11.0 million pounds, up 1.9 percent on last year. Altogether, total warehouse shipments were up 4.5 percent compared to the same month in 2009.

Looking forward, service centers started to see an increase in orders that bodes well for the first quarter of 2011. Service centers and suppliers alike report an expected increase in incoming orders during the first quarter. Copper and brass bar and rod hold the most promise as OEMs increase their production. Copper and brass sheet continue to lag in correlation to the construction industry.

Inventory levels, meanwhile, remain fairly consistent. The same is true for lead times. Almost 80 percent of suppliers reported no change in lead times, according to CBSA officials.

  
From the Editor's Desk
Minimize
July 2015: Did Auto, Aluminum Makers Act Too Soon?
More...
 
Pause
Business Practices and Technologies
Minimize
July 2015: Dey: Base Business on Fundamentals, Not Tomorrow’s Price Forecast
More...
Summer 2014
More...
 
Pause
New Products
Minimize
Behringer Saws: HBE Series Features Automatic Adjustments
More...
Trumpf: TruLaser Increases Productivity
More...
Mazak Optonics Corp, new OPTIPLEX Fiber laser-cutting series with Zeta 9
More...
Cosen Saws: CNC-430, a fully automatic programmable band saw
More...
Pat Mooney: Danobat Band Saw Has Zone Cut Technology
More...
Red Bud Industries, Offers Heavy-Gauge Slitters
More...
 
Pause
Directories
Minimize
Metal Center News Directories: Print or Digital copies are available for $85 U.S. for each copy.
 

 
Metal Distribution Directory  
(Not Published on This Web site)
Metal Center News' Spring Metal Distribution Directory is your on-line guide to Metal Producers, Equipment Manufacturers and Software companies.  



 
Directory of Master Distributors
(Not Published on This Web site)
The Metal Center News Directory of Master Distributors—distributors who sell to other distributors—is an invaluable tool for service centers seeking new sources for special or hard-to-find products. Master distributors play an important role in the marketplace, giving service centers an alternative to buying in mill quantities and helping to remove redundant and excess inventories from the distribution channel.



 
Directory of Toll Processors
(Not Published on This Web site)
Metal Center News' annual toll processing directory is a simple-to-use resource to help companies locate service providers that can meet their specific processing needs.


Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use
Copyright by Metal Center News



Sunday, August 30, 2015