Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 14, 2020. At a moment of low dynamism in the world economy (thanks to the slowdown in developed and developing countries) long-term regional factors and political transitions in several countries have contributed to a very...


Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil,  December 3rd, 2019. The global slowdown in economic trade and activity since the beginning of 2018 made the global steel market return to conditions similar to 2016. With the downward trend in demand for steel worldwide, the expectation is that will...


The Latin American Steel Association (Alacero) receives with surprise and concern the decision announced today (December 2nd) by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to restore the import tariffs over steel and aluminum from Brazil and Argentina...


Alacero - Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12, 2019. A differentiated space to create and seek innovation, reactivating old land, located in an important direction of the city where they live. This was the scenario that Brazilian architecture students Bruna Barbosa and Lino de Mendonça of the...


Internal pressures affect performance despite consumption stability

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 4, 2019. World capacity growth has intensified, making it the most challenging scenario for the steel industry. Ulf Zumkley, chairman of the OECD Steel Committee, has recently...


TOKYO – Sixteen steel industry associations on five continents today praised the agreement by a “large majority of members of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC)” to “continue the Forum’s work on the issue of steel excess capacity,” and called upon the few...


The event will discuss the role of steel in the socioeconomic development of the region.

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 7, 2019. The last few years have been particularly challenging for the economy, which faces an increasingly slow growth,...


The  rolled steel trade balance deficit intensifies with the resumption of imports.

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 01, 2019.

Despite the contraction compared to the previous year,...


Economic contraction in between trade war diminishes imports, but the region does not invest in the domestic market

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 3rd, 2019. Latin America registered its lowest...


Confirming the forecast of the last months, the new projection for 2019 indicates that the apparent consumption in the region should not exceed 68Mt with special impact in Mexico 

Latin America between Jan-Jun, 2019:

  • Crude steel production: 31,3 million tons...

On its 60th anniversary, Alacero brings together the steel value chain of Latin America in Buenos Aires between November 11st and 13rd

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 17, 2019. Amidst political uncertainties, growing...


Half of the Latin American economic contraction is represented by Mexico, which faces low production and weak trade

Latin America Jan-May de 2019:

  • Crude steel production: 25,9 million tons;
  • Rolled steel production: 21,1 millon tons.


Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brasil, June 19, 2019.

Faced with the information released (this week) on the fact that China has withdrawn its claim against the European Union to be recognized as a market economy by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Latin American Steel...


Although Latin America recorded its highest consumption in 6 months, the region's trade deficit continues to impact the industry

Latin America January-April, 2019:

  • Crude steel production: 20,7 million tons;
  • Rolled steel production: 16,7 million tons.
  • ...

Alacero discloses data on China-Latin America Foreign Trade with alarming figures

Alacero - Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 14, 2019. During 2018, Chinese exports of indirect steel trade to Latin America grew by 17%, reaching an impressive US $ 47,468 million....