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Shipment Declines Slow in September

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U.S. shipments of steel and aluminum declined again in September, though at less than half the rate in August, the Metals Service Center Institute reported in its latest Metals Activity Reports. Shipment rate declines of Canadian steel also slowed, while aluminum shipments showed a modest increase during the month.

U.S. service center shipments decreased 4 percent compared with September 2019. Shipments of aluminum products were down 9 percent compared with the same month last year.

Canadian service center shipments of steel decreased 5.8 percent compared with September 2019. Shipments of aluminum products in September were up 2.7 percent compared with the same month last year.  

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