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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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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.

Latin America: Finished Steel Production Grows 4% While Imports Increase 32% in Jan/Feb 2015

28 Apr 2015 - Finished steel in Latin America – Jan/Feb 2015 vs Jan/Feb 2014: > Production increases 4%. > Apparent steel use grows 8% > Total imports rise 32%

Associations of Europe and North and Latin America Present Critical Document to the “New” Chinese Steel Industry Policy

21 Apr 2015 - Eight national and regional associations representing the steel industries of Europe, North and Latin America joined in expressing their concern to the Chinese government about the recently revised “Adjustment Policy 2015” to the Chinese national steel strategy, released last March.

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