UNITED STATES June 30 2017 2:31 PM
NEW YORK (Scrap Register): The US and Canadian Aluminum demand when accounted with domestic production and imports combined has increased by about 1.4 percent and totaled at 2.257 billion lb in April when compared to the corresponding period last year, as per the Aluminum Association.
The semi fabricated mills product demand was also seen to increase by about 1.9 percent when compared to the corresponding period last year and totaled at 1.618 billion lb.
The estimated demand less exports of US and Canada was totaled at 2.002 billion lb, which increased by about 1.6 percent when compared to the same period a year ago. At 8.142 billion lb, year to date apparent consumption is 4.1 percent higher than a year earlier.
Aluminum sheet and plate shipments was seen at 893.4 million lb in April, which increased 3 percent from the April 2016 total of 866.4 million lb. Extruded product shipments fell about 2.3 percent year on year to 467.5 million lb.