Mexico’s Ahmsa reports plate output, sales records

Mexican steelmaker Altos Hornos de México (Ahmsa) has set new annual records for both production and sales of plate.

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The company produced 605,363 tonnes of plate by December 20, 2012, up from 604,763 tonnes recorded in the whole of 2011.

Plate sales reached 655,133 tonnes by December 20, against a 2011 total of 646,535 tonnes.

Ahmsa also reported a record in heavy sections sales, which by December 18 reached 185,848 tonnes, up from the previous record of 158,353 tonnes in 2008.