Aluminum Sheet and Plate Shipments Up 4%
By Metal Center News Staff
on Sep 25, 2018
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.