Aluminum Shipments Dip in October
By Metal Center News Staff
on Nov 19, 2019
Estimated net shipments of Aluminum sheet and plate by U.S. and Canadian producers totaled 750.1 million pounds in October, down 5 percent from the same month last year. Compared with the previous month, shipments increased 3.1 percent.
Year-to-date net shipments through October 2019 totaled 7.4 million pounds, off 1.3 percent from the first 10 months of 2018. Shipments of can stock totaled 310.7 million pounds in October, a decrease of 11.2 percent from October 2018, while shipments of non-heat treatable sheet (excluding can stock) increased 2.9 percent to 261.6 million pounds and shipments of all other sheet and plate were down 4.3 percent to 177.8 million pounds.