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Core Report | June 07, 2024

Steady domestic mills shipments combined with the continued surge in imports helped to overcome the increase in exports to push total carbon steel consumption higher in April. Total carbon steel consumption (steel shipments + imports – exports) came in at a per/day rate of 277.4k tons in April, up from 265.8k tons/ day in March.

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Core Report | May 31, 2024

Total carbon steel imports in April continued to push higher, now up for the second consecutive month. Preliminary April carbon steel imports totaled 2.055 million tons, up 4.1% from March and up 19.3% from 1.722 million tons in April 2023.

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Core Report | May 24, 2024

New orders for manufactured durable goods increased in April, now up for the third consecutive month. New orders were up 0.7% to a $284.1 billion rate from March; this follows a 0.8% increase in March. Excluding the volatile transportation component, new orders were up 0.4%.

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Core Report | May 17, 2024

Shipments of HVAC equipment continued to push higher in March on the back of strong seasonal momentum. HVAC equipment shipments totaled 1.952 million units in March, up 13.0% from February but was were down 2.7% from March 2023.