Thursday, February 9, 2012

>CEMENT SECTOR: Player wise dispatches (in million tones)

Cement giants ACC, Ambuja and Ultatech together reported 8.08% growth on YoY basis to 7.87million tones in their dispatches for the month of January after being stable for a month, the cement prices across the western regions again witnessed an upward pricing trend in the range of Rs.10/bag. This uptrend in prices is due to the improvement seen in demands. Demand improvement in Mumbai reflects the impact of increased construction activity ahead of the civic body poll scheduled in February 2012. Northern region witnessed a growth of 16.3% owing to increasing rural demand in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Southern region surprised with a robust growth of 16.7%.

ULTRA TECH CEMENT: UltraTech cement’s dispatches increased by 2.76% on MoM basis. 
During January 2012, UltraTech Cement’s (Aditya Birla Group Company) production stood at 3.780 million tonnes, growing by 11.54% on YoY basis and dispatches stood at 3.720 million tonnes, increasing by 11.34% onYoY basis. On monthly basis, both the production and dispatches increased by 5.88% and 2.76%, respectively.

For the period April-January 2012, UltraTech’s production and dispatches were 32.260 million tonnes and 32.220 million tonnes respectively against 31.380 million tonnes and 31.304 million tonnes during the same period of the corresponding year.April-January2011.

AMBUJA CEMENT: Ambuja Cement reported 0.73% fall in dispatches on MoM basis.
Ambuja Cement registered a growth of 3.47% on YoY basis in its production to 1.909 million tonnes for January, 2012. The company’s dispatches also grew by 4.13% to 1.917 million. Ambuja Cement’s production and dispatches both declined by 0.10% and 0.73% on MoM basis.

Cumulative dispatches of the company during the period April-January jumped by 4.53% to 17.540 million tonnes against 16.780 million tonnes during the corresponding period a year ago.

ACC: ACC reported a growth of 6.70% onMoM basis in cement dispatches in January, 2012.
ACC registered an increase in sales for the month of January, 2012 by 8.78% to 2.230 million tonnes. The company had sold 2.050 million tonnes cement in the same month last year. Production also rose to 2.250 million tonnes in January this year compared to 2.060 million tonnes in the corresponding month of last year. ACC Cement’s production and dispatches both increased by 10.84% and 6.70% respectively on MoM basis.

ACC's cumulative sales during the period April-January of the current year stood at 19.680 million tonnes over 17.660 million tonnes in the same period of last year. Production also increased to 19.680 millions tonnes against 17.740 million tonne.