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Shipments End Year in Decline

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Shipments of steel and aluminum products from North American service centers were down across the board in the final Metals Activity Report of 2022 from the Metals Service Center Institute, Rolling Meadows, Ill.

U.S. service center steel shipments in December decreased 2.6 percent from the same month in 2021. Aluminum shipments from distributors were off 9.5 percent from the previous December.

In Canada, steel shipments from service centers declined 2 percent in December from the year-ago period. Aluminum shipments were down 3.1 percent from December 2021.

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