Latin American crude steel output down 1% in first half

Jul 24, 2013 | 01:30 PM | Ana Paula Camargo

Tags  crude steel output, Latin America production, crude steel, finished steel, Alacero, IABr, Ana Paula Camargo

SÃO PAULO — Latin America’s crude steel output fell 1 percent year on year to nearly 32.9 million tonnes in the first half of 2013, according to data released July 22 by regional steel association Alacero.

Overall output for the period was hurt by a 26-percent drop in Chile, a 24-percent decline in Colombia and a 12-percent slide in Argentina. Meanwhile, Venezuela increased its crude steel output 19 percent to 258,000 tonnes. Output also rose 16 percent in Peru and 19 percent in Ecuador compared with....

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