Titanium shipments on track for another decline in 2013

Jul 05, 2013 | 08:14 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  titanium, titanium mill shipments, U.S. Geological Survey, frank haflich

NEW YORK — U.S. titanium shipments slid 7.3 percent year on year in the first quarter, and a second-half turnaround might be required to prevent the second straight annual decline.

Mill product shipments fell 7.3 percent to 9,210 tonnes (20.3 million pounds) from 9,930 tonnes (21.89 million pounds) in the first three months of last year, the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data show, although shipments were 3.7 percent higher than 8,880 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2012.....

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