Copper orders soften: service centers

Mar 06, 2013 | 04:05 PM | Suzy Waite

Tags  copper, copper service centers, ammunition, electrical distribution, automotive, lead times, Suzy Waite

NEW YORK — Lead times for certain copper flat-rolled products could tighten in the coming weeks as service centers have told AMM that orders have dampened after an uptick earlier this year.

The wait for medium-gauge copper products is between four and six weeks, but this will likely come in, service center sources said.

"We all saw January’s activity pick up, and we were hoping that would carry on. But we’re seeing a bit of a retreat from that pace," one service center source told AMM. "I’d say we’re not at January’s pace now. It’s slowed up a bit." ....

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