Mexicos crude steel production totaled 8.82 million
tonnes for the first half, down 1.2 percent year on year,
according to figures released Oct. 23 by national steel
for June was 1.34 million tonnes, "the lowest level in the past
30 months," Canacero said.
results, the association said Mexican steel output has
decreased about 2.03 percent per month from January to
of finished steel products fell 10.8 percent year on year to
10.68 million tonnes.
However, imports of
steel products dropped 18.8 percent year on year to 4.2 million
tonnes in the first half, it said.
rose 17.1 percent to 2.96 million tonnes in the same
comparison, leaving Mexico with a trade deficit of 1.24 million
tonnes in the first half of the year.
A version of this
article was first published in AMM sister publication Steel