Crude steel output in Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El
Salvador and Cuba rose last month, according to regional steel
Output in the four
nations totaled 116,000 tonnes in July, up 9.4 percent from
106,000 tonnes in the same month last year.
Trinidad and Tobago
was the largest crude steel producer at 47,000 tonnes, flat
compared with July 2012, but production rose 19 percent in
Guatemala to 32,000 tonnes, 15 percent in Cuba to 27,000 tonnes
and 38 percent in El Salvador to 10,000 tonnes.
Finished steel output
in the region, including the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica,
also rose last month. Finished steel output jumped 30 percent
in Guatemala to 47,000 tonnes, 39 percent in the Dominican
Republic to 44,000 tonnes, 30 percent in Costa Rica to 39,000
tonnes, 51 percent in El Salvador to 12,000 tonnes and 21
percent in Cuba to 12,000 tonnes, but production in Trinidad
and Tobago fell 3 percent from a year earlier to 31,000
Some of Alaceros
figures, which do not include all countries in the region, are
A version of this article was first published by AMM sister
publication Steel First.