Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay showed the best performances in H1, while Venezuela, Peru and Honduras reported the largest declines in consumption, industry data shows.
A company in Peru announced a new appoitment. Companies in Guyana and Argentina gave updates about their exploration programs.
A new mine in Bahia state is just depending on licensing to start producing uranium while the country has spent about US$24.6mn per year on ore imports to supply its nuclear plants.
According to the local trade and industry ministry, the move will have a positive impact on Brazil, which exports more than 30% of its steel to the US.