Red Metal Shipments Down in February
By Metal Center News Staff
on Mar 26, 2019
Shipments of copper products decreased slightly in February compared with the previous month
, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan.
Total warehouse shipments decreased 3.5 percent in February to 21.8 million pounds. Finished goods shipments were worth $2.4 million, a decrease of 12.8 percent in value from January.
Among copper strip and sheet products, C200/300/400 shipments increased 4,25 percent to 4.5 million pounds, while C500/600/700 shipments fell 8.8 percent to 629,000 pounds.
In copper plate, C200/300/400 shipments jumped 32.8 percent to 247,000 pounds, and C500/600/700 shipments of 39,000 pounds decreased 48 percent from the prior month.
Among copper rod/bar/profile/hollow shipments, C200/300/400 shipments decreased 11.8 percent, C500/600/700 shipments decreased 1.4 percent and C800/900 shipments dropped 22.2 percent.
Among pipe and tube products, C200/300/400 and C500/600/700 shipments fell 42.7 percent and 30.5 percent, respectively, in February.