US metal shipments, orders fall in Dec.

Jan 30, 2013 | 01:26 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  durable goods, metal producers, metal fabricators, aircraft, transportation equipment, Patrick Newport, IHS Global Insight, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — U.S. metal producers’ shipments and new orders fell in December from the previous month, but the full-year totals were higher than in 2011.

December shipments were valued at $25.95 billion, down 4.3 percent from November, but full-year shipments jumped 12.5 percent to nearly $343.15 billion, the latest U.S. Census Bureau data show. New orders fell 4.7 percent to $25.74 billion in December,....

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