Mexican scrap imports set to surge

Jan 31, 2013 | 04:15 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, Mexico imports, Claudio Gonzalez Carrillo, Reciclacentro Desperdicios y Servicios Integrales, Mexican Steel Forum, Sean Davidson

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexico will more than quadruple its ferrous scrap imports in the coming years as domestic collections fail to keep pace with the country’s rapid growth in steel production, according to one scrap company.

Mexico’s annual steel production is expected to rise to more than 24 million tonnes by 2016 from 18 million tonnes last year, Claudio Gonzalez Carrillo, a mechanical engineer at Toluca, Mexico-based recycling company Reciclacentro, told delegates at AMM’s 18th annual Mexican Steel Forum in Monterrey. ....

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