Breaking News
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE

JSW Steel February Crude Steel Production Up By 13%

JSW Steel Ltd reported February crude steel production of 6.10 lakh tons, up by 13 percent from the 5.41 lakh tons for the same month last year.

Production of Rolled Products-Flat during the month was 4.47 lakh tons, compared to 4.42 lakh tons in February last year, an increase of one percent, while that of Rolled Products-Long nearly doubled to 1.52 lakh tons from the 0.75 lakh tons a year-ago.

The company said as the stock pile of 25 million tonnes was getting exhausted, the quality of iron ore being offered in E-auction is deteriorating substantially. Further certain iron ore in E-auctions contained high Alumina, Silica, Manganese and Low Fe, which led to poor Sinter quality, high slag formation and low productivity in the Blast Furnaces.

The company further stated that the quantity of iron ore sold in the E-auction during the entire month of February was only 1.17 million tonnes in all six E-auctions together, compared to the industry requirement of three million ton per month. Even after paying higher prices in E-auctions, the availability of quality iron ore is a challenge, threatening the continuation of steel production efficiently. Steel Industry in Karnataka region, therefore, is not only facing shortage of iron ore but poor quality of iron ore is impacting the equipment, productivity and efficiency.

Since the Central Empowered Committee recommended opening up a clean mines (Category A), the company expects that the Supreme Court will permit mining at least in Category A mines, it said.

Joint Managing Director and Group CFO Seshagiri Rao said, "The Crude steel production during February was severely impacted due to usage of inferior grades of iron ore."

JSW Steel shares are currently trading at Rs.760.50, down by 3.27 percent from the previous close.

Register
To receive FREE breaking news email alerts for and others in your portfolio

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Stocks moved notably higher over the course of the trading day on Friday after initially showing a lack of direction. The gains on the day extended the recent upward trend by the markets, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq reaching its best closing level in almost a month. Looking to capitalize on news of an Ebola diagnosis in New York City, Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown issued a statement Friday criticizing his Democratic opponent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., for "waffling" on a travel ban. In another troubling sign for Democrats, the results of a Gallup poll released on Friday show that Tea Party Republicans are much more motivated to vote in the upcoming midterm elections than other Americans. The poll found that 73 percent of Tea Party Republicans are "extremely" or "very" motivated to vote in this year's elections.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.