SAIL gains 16 per cent growth in sales during April-December 2016

New Delhi: State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) made a huge sales growth of 16 per cent during April – December 2016 period over the corresponding period last year.
Skyrocketing business in domestic sales as well as expanding exports, have drawn landmark growth.

A statement released from the company states that a remarkable rise of around more than double during this period, contributed to the improved sales numbers.

The company’s exports rise is in keeping pace with the SAIL’s focus to expand its global foot prints. At the production front, SAIL produced 10.18 Million Tonnes (MT) of saleable steel during Apr-Dec’16 period, of which 1.18 MT alone came in December’16, registering a 15% growth in saleable steel production over Apr-Dec’15.

With enhanced performance from the modernized units, the techno-economic parameters also exhibited improvement during the first nine months of FY 16-17 (BF productivity: 7% and Coke Rate: 3% improvement).

This is conforming to the company’s constantendeavors to attain most effective utilization of all resources as SAIL recognizes that its business activities have direct and indirect impact on the society.

The company realizes that water is a vital resource and should be judiciously utilized. In this endeavor, SAIL is observing January 2017 as ‘Water Conservation Month’across all its Plants and Units with a target to reduce water consumption by 25%.

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