MEXICO CITY The
theft of steel from railway containers and road transportation
in Mexico totaled nearly $120 million from January 2010 to
April 2013, according to the countrys steel association,
Canacero, an average of $3 million per month.
The total value of
steel stolen from train containers was $73.3 million, while the
theft of steel from road transportation totaled $46.2 million,
an association spokesman told AMM sister publication
More than 112,000 tonnes of steel was stolen between January
2011 and April 2013, Canacero said, an average of 4,000 tonnes
per month. Figures for 2010 were not disclosed.
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.