February metal orders, shipments dip

Mar 27, 2013 | 11:39 AM | Corinna Petry

Tags  durable goods, shipments, new orders, inventories, metal producers, metal fabricators, Michael Montgomery, IHS Global Insight Corinna Petry


CHICAGO — Shipments and new orders of primary and fabricated metals fell in February, which had two fewer days of operation than January, while inventories inched slightly higher.

Primary metal shipments were valued at $27.89 billion last month, putting the year-to-date total at $56.61 billion, according to not-seasonally-adjusted Census Bureau data, while fabricated metal shipments of $25.91 billion in February put the two-month total at $52.1 billion.....





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