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Brazil’s crude steel production increased by 3.5pc to 2.59mn mt in July from 2.50mn mt in the same month last year.


However, the country’s rolled steel output declined by 13.9pc to 1.6mn mt in July from the same period last year and flat steel production decreased by 29.3pc 822,000mt in the months under comparison, according to the latest data from the Brazilian Steel Institute (Aço Brasil).


Brazil steel output and sales 

ProductsJuly 2020    % changeJuly 2019
Crude steel output2.59mn mt3.5pc2.50mn mt
Rolled steel output1.6mn mt-13.9pc1.8mn mt
Flat steel output822,000mt-29.3pc1.1mn mt
Long steel output809,000mt10.6pc731,000mt
Steel consumption1.8mn mt4.4pc1.7mn mt
Domestic sales        

1.6mn mt


8.3pc1.5mn mt 
Foreign  sales 925,000mt       7pc865,000mt


The South American country exports fell by 12.4pc to 875,000mt in July from 1mn mt the same month the prior year, and steel imports also decreased by 27.7pc to 146,000mt in July this year from 201,000mt in the same month the prior year, Aço Brasil said.

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