Copper distributor lead times narrow

Jun 18, 2013 | 03:30 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  copper, brass, service center, lead times, 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 products—including copper rod, bar and plate—have 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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