Brazils crude steel production totaled 3.15 million
tonnes in October, up 7.7 percent from 2.93 million tonnes in
the same month last year, according to data from domestic steel
Brazilian mills produced 29.23
million tonnes of crude steel in the first 10 months of the
year, down 1.8 percent from 29.77 million tonnes a year
Rolled steel output rose 6.4
percent in October to 2.28 million tonnes, with an 18.4-percent
increase in flat steel production to 1.34 million tonnes more
than offsetting a 7.2-percent decline in long steel output to
Brazilian mills produced 22.12
million tonnes of rolled steel in the first 10 months of this
year, up 3.4 percent from the same period in 2011. Flat steel
output increased 6.5 percent to 12.85 million tonnes, while
long steel production fell 0.5 percent to 9.27 million tonnes
in the same comparison.
Brazils apparent steel
consumption in October slipped 0.4 percent to 2.1 million
tonnes, but the year-to-date total of 21.3 million tonnes
remained 1.1 percent ahead of a year earlier.
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.