Slow demand shrinks copper lead times

Sep 18, 2013 | 05:36 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  copper, brass, service centers, lead times, mills, Everdeen Mason

NEW YORK — Copper and brass service centers report that demand has slowed throughout the supply chain, causing lead times for some grades to shrink.

Lead times from mills to service centers for copper sheet and coil fell to a range of four to six weeks from six to eight weeks previously.

Earlier in the month sources expected business and copper prices would improve (amm.com, Sept. 4), but the market has done the opposite, sources said.....





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