This excerpt taken from the GGB 6-K filed Nov 5, 2009.
· Consolidated rolled products output was 3.3 million tonnes in the third quarter, up 19.1% from 2.8 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2009. As it did for crude steel, the Company sought to increase output at its various business operations to follow the demand growth observed in the respective markets. Growth in rolled products production slightly lagged the growth in crude steel production, mainly due to the reactivation of the blast furnace at the Ouro Branco unit in Minas Gerais, which focuses on producing slabs, blooms and billets.
This excerpt taken from the GGB 6-K filed Aug 6, 2009.
· Consolidated rolled steel output was 2.8 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2009, up 14.1% on the 2.4 million tonnes in the first quarter of 2009. As in the case of crude steel, Gerdau increased production in several segments in line with the new demand and inventory levels in the market.