Machinery sector increases pressure due to the opening of the steel market – Prime Time Zone

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Demand has also been presented to the federal government by civil construction and the real estate segment; campaign in defense of the import of the input happens by the increase of the prices

Rodrigo Felix Leal / AEN-PRThe president of the Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association (Abimaq), José Velloso, promises a campaign to import steel

Pressure from sectors close to the federal government by opening market to steel. The demand has already been presented by the civil construction, real estate sector and now also by the machinery and equipment industry. The president of the Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association (Abimaq), José Velloso, promises a campaign to import due to the total lack of control in the price of the input, which continues to rise. At the same time, the sector celebrates its good performance in the four-month period. “There was a strong growth of 37.4%. If we look at the domestic market, it grew 51%. When we annualize our numbers, we grew 18.1% in the last 12 months, in the domestic market, 28%. Exports started to grow again, they had a problem last year in founding the Covid-19 and now they started to grow. From January to April, we already have 7.1%“, Emphasizes Velloso, punctuating the pace of growth and highlighting the 16% increase in the job in 12 months, with an emphasis on machinery for infrastructure, the road sector, packaging for consumer goods and agriculture, the segment with the best performance in the sector.

* With information from reporter Marcelo Mattos