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Aluminum Sheet and Plate Shipments Up 4%

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U.S. and Canadian producers shipped an estimated 772.3 million pounds of aluminum sheet and plate in August, reports the Aluminum Association, Washington. Total shipments of sheet and plate products were up 4 percent year over year and 4.9 percent over July

Year-to-date shipments through August totaled 5.9 billion pounds, up 2.6 percent over the first eight months of 2017.

Shipments of can stock totaled 338.5 million pounds in August, down 5 percent from the year-ago month. Shipments of non-heat treatable sheet increased 6.6 percent for the month to 256.4 million pounds. Shipments of all other sheet and plate increased 21.5 percent in August to 177.3 million pounds.