Copper distributor lead times narrow
Jun 18, 2013 | 03:30 PM
| Everdeen Mason
NEW YORK Copper and brass service centers lead times have dropped dramatically as a result of an ongoing slump in demand.
Lead times from mills to service centers for medium-gauge productsincluding copper rod, bar and platehave narrowed to one to six weeks from five to 12 weeks at the end of May, service center sources said.
Lead times for light-gauge copper products, such as copper sheet and coil, also have narrowed, shrinking to a timeframe of three to eight weeks vs. 15 weeks previously. ....
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