Brazil's flat steel imports off 18% year on year

Oct 09, 2012 | 11:31 AM | Juan Weik

Tags  Brazil imports, flat steel, flat steel imports, hot-rolled coil, cold-rolled coil, heavy plate, hot-dipped galvanized steel, Juan Weik

SÃO PAULO — Brazil’s flat steel imports totaled 184,673 tonnes in September, down 18.4 percent from 226,214 tonnes in the same month last year despite a gain in the biggest category, according to figures released by the country’s foreign trade ministry.

Hot-rolled coil represented the largest share of imports, at 50,054 tonnes, up 36.4 percent from 36,686 tonnes in September 2011.....

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