SAO PAULO Latin American countries produced nearly 4.6
million tonnes of finished steel in February, up 5.7 percent
from 4.35 million tonnes the previous month and 1 percent ahead
of February last year, according to figures released by
regional steel association Alacero.
Production of long steel products totaled 2.26 million tonnes
last month, flat-rolled steel output reached 2.21 million
tonnes and seamless tube production totaled 99,000 tonnes.
Brazil was the largest finished steel producer in February at
2.1 million tonnes, followed by Mexico at 1.4 million tonnes.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.