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Steel, Aluminum Shipments Up in U.S., Canada

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U.S. service center steel shipments in April increased 13 percent from the same month in 2017, according to the Metal Service Center Institute. Steel inventories increased 8.5 percent from year-ago levels.

Shipments of aluminum products from U.S. companies increased 15.7 percent year over year in April, while aluminum inventories increased 8.3 percent from year-ago levels.

In Canada, steel shipments for the month jumped 14.8 percent over April 2017. Steel inventories fell 5.1 percent from the same month last year.

Shipments of aluminum products in Canada increased 13.9 percent from the year-ago month, while aluminum inventories climbed 3.8 percent from the same month last year.

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