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Service Center Shipment Growth Slowing

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The dramatic year over year increases in metals shipments in the first half of the year slowed across the board to more normal levels, the Metals Service Center reported in its latest Metals Activity Report.  Canadian steel shipments actually declined slightly in August.

In the U.S., service center steep shipments in August increased 14.3 percent compared with the same month in 2020. Shipments of aluminum products were up 23 percent compared with August 2020.

In Canada, steel shipments declined 1.3 percent compared with the same month last year. Aluminum shipments were up 10.5 percent from August 2020.

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