[Ferro-Alloys.com] For decades, China's infrastructure project providers have been heavily focused on building roads, bridges, dams, railways and airports both at home and abroad. Starting in recent years, many such enterprises have begun to deploy more capital and resources into environmental protection projects to remain competitive in this lucrative sector.
Cooperation is a key variable for the recovery of Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-pandemic phase.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on all regions of the world. Personal and social damage apart, the world economy has contracted in a way never seen since the Great Depression of the last century.
And social damage has been particularly high in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, which has registered a very high death rate per million people.
The American Iron and Steel Institute reported that for the month of July 2020, U.S. steel mills shipped 6,035,596 net tons, a 0.2 percent increase from the 6,023,524 net tons shipped in the previous month, June 2020, and a 25.6 percent decrease from the 8,115,103 net tons shipped in July 2019. Shipments year-to-date in 2020 are 47,253,803 net tons, a 16.1 percent decrease vs. 2019 shipments of 56,338,348 for seven months.
A comparison of July shipments to the previous month of June shows the following changes: hot dipped galvanized sheet and strip, up 4 percent, cold rolled sheet, up 2 percent and hot rolled sheet, down 1 percent.