Red Metal Shipments Increase in May
By Metal Center News Staff
on Jul 8, 2019
Shipments of copper products increased in May compared with the previous month, reports the Copper and Brass Servicenter Association, Overland Park, Kan.
Total warehouse shipments increased 2.9 percent to 21.7 million pounds. Total copper shipments climbed 1 percent to 11.3 million pounds, while alloy shipments were up 5 percent to 10.4 million pounds.
Finished goods shipments were worth $1.8 million, a decrease of 18.6 percent in value from April.
Copper strip and sheet shipments increased 3.8 percent to 4.7 million pounds, while rod, bar, profile and hollow shipments of 929,000 pounds were up 13.6 percent.
Among alloy strip and sheet products, C200/300/400 shipments increased 5.5 percent to 3.8 million pounds, while C500/600/700 shipments decreased 25.9 percent to 548,000 pounds.
Among plate products, copper plate shipments increased nearly 30 percent to 250,000 pounds, while C200/300/400 alloy shipments more than doubled to 186,000 pounds.
Among pipe and tube products, C200/300/400 decreased 4.1 percent to 421,000 pounds in May.