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Brazilian crude steel production slipped 9.2% year-on-year to 25.6Mt in January to October, according to data from local steel industry association IABr.
Crude steel output in October fell 8.8% year-on-year to 2.72Mt, IABr said in a release.
The volume of domestic steel sales in the first 10 months slipped 11.1% to 13.9Mt, IABr said. Steel exports totaled 11.0Mt and US$4.54bn, down 2.3% and 19.9%, respectively.
Imports slumped 51% to 1.45Mt.
Apparent domestic steel consumption was 15.3Mt, down 17.6% from January-October 2015.