Metal price indices tumble in March

Apr 15, 2013 | 06:11 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  producer price index, steel, copper, aluminum, copper scrap, aluminum scrap, iron scrap, steel scrap Nigel Gault

CHICAGO — Seven of nine prime and scrap metal price indices tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics declined month on month in March, and all but one index was weaker year on year.

The producer price index (PPI) for steel mill products was 196.0 in March, off slightly from February and 9.5 percent lower year on year. ....

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