Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil reported the highest consumption numbers in the first quarter.
The company was reportedly using Rio de Janeiro's Sudeste port as an alternative.
Brazil's poorly heated economy and the current political crisis have put distributors' steel sales expectations at a standstill.
Lack of infrastructure and mining projects concerns Chile's manufacturing sector.
International prices for nickel and zinc dropped Wednesday following Moody's decision to downgrade China's sovereign debt ratings.
Distributors sales also dropped in the period, industry association Inda reported.
Larger metals shipments and stronger prices will help increase Peruvian exports by nearly 10% this year, according to the country's main export association.