Metal shipments, new orders mixed in April

May 29, 2012 | 09:36 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  metals producers, fabricators, shipments, new orders, inventories, durable goods, motor vehicles, aircraft Paul Edelstein

CHICAGO — Primary and fabricated metal shipments and new orders showed mixed moves in April, falling slightly from March but rising year on year.

The value of primary metal producers’ shipments totaled nearly $29.6 billion in April, not seasonally adjusted, down 3.5 percent from $30.7 billion in March but up 19.9 percent from April 2011 levels, according to Census Bureau data. New orders for the segment....

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