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Shipment Decline Softens in June

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Metal shipments in the U.S. and Canada declined again in June, though not as steeply as in May, reports the Metals Service Center Institute in its latest Metals Activity Report.

U.S. service center steel shipments in June decreased 15.5 percent compared with the same month in 2019. Shipments of aluminum products decreased by 15.4 from June 2019.

In Canada, service center steel shipments were down 16.4 percent compared with June of last year. Aluminum product shipments fell only 2.8 percent compared with the prior-year month.

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