SOURCE: StockCall


March 31, 2011 09:16 ET

Research on Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gerdau S.A. -- Rising Demand Benefits Brazilian Steel Producers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Steel & Iron industry and has completed analytical research on Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: SID) and Gerdau S.A. (NYSE: GGB). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Brazilian steel producers have benefited from rising demand within and outside the country through the first three months of 2011. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Steel & Iron industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gerdau S.A.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

In Brazil, improvements in the manufacturing and industrial sector are contributing to better revenues for many steel producers in the country. 

Demand outside the country is also on the rise. Japan, the world's second leading steel producer, has seen as much as 20% of its steel industry affected by the recent series of disasters. As a result, producers outside the region may benefit by filling in the supply gaps. Massive infrastructure and rebuilding plans in Japan will also benefit steel exporters. Construction in India and China is also adding to the global increase in steel demand. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Steel & Iron industry.

With demand rising, some companies are eyeing this as an opportunity to expand. The world's second largest steel producer, Gerdau, S.A. announced plans for a common and preferred share stock offering which could possibly be used to fund the company's capital investment plans. Companhia Siderugica Nacional plans to invest about $1.4 billion this year according to its Chief Financial Officer. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and Gerdau S.A. at or

Some obstacles and uncertainties remain for the industry though. Rising raw materials costs and currency fluctuations could offset improving revenues. For the time being though, rising demand could put several Brazilian steel producers in a position to grow for the remainder of the year.

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