June 2005
Metal Center News;Jun2005, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p94
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The article reports on the decline of shipments of steel products from the U.S. metals service centers in April 2005 for the fifth consecutive month on a year-over-year basis. The steel shipments from Canadian service centers fell, on the same basis, for the eighth consecutive month. The U.S. metals service centers shipped nearly 4.59 million tons of steel products in April, down 4.0 percent from April 2004. Year-to-date shipments through April were down 4.7 percent, at 18.65 million tons. Steel product inventories, totaling 15.78 million tons, were up 22.8 percent from April 2004 and 0.7 percent from March 2005.


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