Brazil’s crude steel production soars in April

Through April, the country's steelmakers produced 11.8 million tons, 15.9% more than in the same period of 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian crude steel production in April totaled 3.1 million tons, up 59.3% year-on-year and the highest volume since October 2018, driven by a strong comparison base with last year, when domestic steel production was shut down amid the uncertainties caused by the pandemic in the country.

The production of long steel, also driven by construction, more than doubled, from 445,000 tons to 923,000 tons . . .

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