The association expects domestic steel sales to reach 16.70 million tonnes in 2017, down from its previous prediction
of 16.92 million tonnes in November 2016, it said on Tuesday April 25.
If confirmed, the figure represents a growth of 1.30% from last year’s figure of 16.50 million tonnes.
The association expects Brazilian apparent steel consumption to increase by 2.90% year-on-year in 2017, to 18.70 million tonnes.
In its previous forecast, Aço Brasil expected...