MEXICO CITY Mexican long
products producer Deacero SA de CV produced 2.97 million tonnes
of crude steel in 2012, setting a new annual production
The volume was up nearly 5
percent from 2011, when production reached 2.84 million tonnes,
a company spokesman told AMM sister publication
The Garza García,
Mexico-based steelmaker is expected to increase output again
this year after recently starting up its new Acería 3M
plant in Mexicos northern state of Coahuila, according to
local news reports.
The new mini-mill started
producing crude steel in March after an investment estimated at
$700 million (amm.com, April 3).
Deacero now has a total
production capacity of 4.5 million tonnes per year of crude
steel and 3.7 million tonnes per year of finished products.
A version of this article
was first published by AMM sister publication Steel