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Service Center Shipments Still Down

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Service center shipments continue to recover from its April low, but they remain below 2019 levels, the Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based Metals Service Center Institute reported in its most recent Metals Activity Report.

U.S. service center shipments in August were down 15.2 percent compared with 2019 figures.  Aluminum shipments declined 15.9 percent from the year-ago numbers.

In Canada, steel shipments were off 14.5 percent from August 2019. Aluminum shipments were down 11 percent compared with the same month last year.

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