U.S., Canadian Service Center Shipments Up

July 2005
Metal Center News;Jul2005, Vol. 45 Issue 8, p47
Trade Publication
The article presents information on shipments of steel products from the U.S. and Canadian metals service centers. U.S. service centers shipped nearly 4.58 million tons of steel products in May 2005, nearly identical to April 2005 shipments and an increase of 0.3 percent from May 2004. Canadian service centers shipped 362,900 tons of steel products in May 2005, an increase of 2.3 percent from May 2004, reversing an eight-month trend of year-over-year monthly steel shipment declines. Service center steel products inventories totaled nearly 15.5 million tons at the end of May 2005, an increase of 18.6 percent over May 2004 and a decrease of 1.8 percent from April 2005.


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