Metals shipments, orders up in March

Apr 25, 2013 | 01:30 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  durable goods, primary metals producers, metal fabricators, metal shipments, new orders, inventories, Paul Edelstein, IHS Global Insight vehicles

CHICAGO — Primary and fabricated metals shipments and new orders all improved strongly in March compared with the previous month, while inventories were mixed.

Primary metals shipments were valued at $29.9 billion, not seasonally adjusted, up 7.2 percent from February, while fabricated metal companies shipped nearly $28.3 billion worth of product last month, a 9.6-percent increase, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.....

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