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Aluminum Shipments Dip in October

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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.

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