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Since it was founded in 1959, the Latin American Iron and Steel Institute (Alacero) has always sought to promote the values of a regional integration in the industry to strengthen and defend interests and rights of steel manufacturing companies. Before 2011, Alacero was known as Ilafa (Instituto Latinoamericano del Fierro y el Acero).

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Alacero: Latin American Finished Steel Production Remains Stable, While Imports Grow 15% in Jan-Apr 2015

30 Jun 2015 - Alacero released their figures for the Latin American steel market for the first months of 2015 on 24 June.

Global Steel Industry Calls On Governments to Take Action Against China’s New Steel Policy and Overcapacity

18 Jun 2015 - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA), the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA), Specialty Steel Industry of North America (SSINA), the Committee on Pipe and Tube Imports (CPTI), the Latin American Steel Association (Alacero), the Mexican Iron and Steel Industry Chamber (Canacero), the European Steel Association (Eurofer), the Turkish Steel Producers Association (TCUD) and the Brazil Steel Institute have issued a joint industry statement concerning China's new steel policies on 16 June 2015.

Latin American Share of Chinese Exports Reaches More than 10% in Jan/Apr 2015

05 Jun 2015 - According to a report by Alacero, between January and April 2015 China exported 3.2 million tons of finished steel to Latin America, a growth of 29% from January/April 2014.

Latin American Finished Steel Imports Grow 20% in 1Q 2015, While Production Increases Only 2%

28 May 2015 - According to Alacero, during 1Q 2015, crude steel production in Latin America decreased 2% while finished steel production grew 2% vs 1Q 2014.

Latin America: Finished Steel Imports From China Grow 29% in Jan/Mar 2015, While Their Average Price Falls 7%

19 May 2015 - Alacero released their Q1-2015 report on the state of Chinese finished steel imports within the Latin American market.

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