Titanium bucks trend as most metal products log August PPI gains

Sep 15, 2009 | 12:03 PM | Corinna Petry

Steel, aluminum and copper price indices, along with iron and steel scrap, copper and aluminum scrap indices, all rose during August compared with July, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Indexes (PPI) report released Tuesday.

The steel mill products index reached 164.3 during the month, up 6.2 percent from 153.8 in July but was off 36.1 percent from the August 2008 index. The index for iron and steel scrap, at 395.0 in August, jumped 13.5 percent from 347.9 in July but fell 48.8 percent....

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