Latin America Archive

Latin America: Apparent steel use grows 3%, while production increases 2% in 2012 versus 20111

Santiago, Chile, February 19th, 2013.  Apparent steel use in Latin America and the Caribbean reached a volume of 64.6 million tons during 2012, 3% more than in 2011.  Growth of regional consumption was mainly driven by Chile (+22%) and Peru (+18%). Production of finished steel increased 2% compared to 2011 and extended to 56.4 million

Chinese finished steel exports to Latin America: Brazil, the most important importer. Mexico, the fastest growing destination – Alacero

Santiago of Chile, January 29th, 2013. During the first three quarters of 2012, Brazil stood up as the main Latin-American destination for Chinese finished steel exports. Meanwhile, Mexico continued to be the country that showed the most important relative growth of Chines imports, compared to same period of 2011. Brazil Because of the observed deceleration of

China exported 2.7 million tons of manufactured steel products to Latin America between January-November 2012

Santiago of Chile, January 07, 2013. Latin America represented 10% of the exports of manufactured iron and steel products (chapter 73) from China to the world between January and November 2012, reaching 2.7 million tons, 8% more than in the same period of 2011. Between January-November 2012, the main importing countries of manufactured iron and