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Steel Shipments Increase in January

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Steel shipments increased in the United States in January, reversing the mostly downward trend that characterized 2019, the Metals Service Center Institute reported. Aluminum shipments, however, declined for the fourth straight month, and shipments of both products declined in Canada.

U.S. service center steel shipments in January increased 2.2 percent from the same month the prior year. Shipments of aluminum products declined 1.6 percent from January 2019.

Canadian service center steel shipments in January decreased 1.9 percent from the same month last year.  Aluminum shipments declined 7.8 percent from January 2019.