crude steel production fell 12.5 percent month on month to 1.4
million tonnes in April, "the lowest level in the last 13
months," according to the countrys steel association,
Output reached 1.6
million tonnes in March this year, Canacero said.
product imports increased to 800,000 tonnes in April, up 33
percent month on month.
Between January and
April this year, importsparticularly from
Chinaincreased 16.7 percent to 174,000 tonnes, the
The Mexican steel
industry continues to have a large steel trade deficit,
In the first four months of 2013, the trade deficit totaled
253,000 tonnes, it said.