Argentinian steel association, Camara Argentina del Acero (CAA), said on Friday local crude steel output in July fell 22.2 percent, year-over-year, but rose 34.9 percent, month-over-month, to 325,300 mt.
CAA said Argentinian hot rolled finished steel output in July declined 20.7 percent, year-over-year, but increased 21.5 percent, month-over-month, to 302,600 mt.
As for the accumulated period of January to July, Argentinian crude steel output totaled 1.76 million mt, 34.4 percent down, year-over-year.
Argentinian hot rolled finished steel production in the January-July period dropped 33.4 percent, year-over-year, to 1.64 million mt.
CAA said cold rolled flat steel output in the January-July period decreased 13.1 percent, year-over-year, to 559,900 mt.