Pipe demand picking up; margins still thin

Sep 18, 2013 | 03:02 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Metals Service Center Institute, MSCI, pipe and tube, Thorsten Schier

LONDON — Some pipe and tube distributors have seen an uptick in demand so far this month, continuing gains seen in August shipments, but margins remain thin.

"Activity does appear to be picking up, but the battle that we’re fighting is the same one that everyone else is fighting as well. Margins are very slim and it’s very, very competitive," according to....

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