Argentina's crude steel output up 12% in 2018

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Argentina’s crude steel output grew by 11.6% in 2018, according to figures released by national steel association Acero Argentino on Monday January 21.

By Felipe Peroni

Argentina produced 5.16 million tonnes of crude steel last year, compared with 4.62 million tonnes a year earlier.

The growth came despite the weakness of the country's main industries, which could result in an excessive increase of steel inventories, the association said.

The construction activity,...

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