Ambuja Cement production up by 8.2 per cent

Ambuja Cement production up by 8.2 per cent
Published: 27 July 2009

Ambuja Cements Ltd (ACL) today announced that production of cement for the quarter ended June 30, went up by 8.2 per cent, to 4.9Mt, compared to 4.5Mt for the same quarter last year.

Sales volumes increased by 10.3 per cent, from 4.4 to 4.8Mt, of which exports were 0.22Mt compared to 0.08Mt last year. Net sales increased by 18.1 per cent, to reach INR1,847 crore, on the back of the higher volumes and improved realisations, said a company statement.

Major input costs grew more slowly, and consequently, EBITDA improved by 7.4 percent, from INR485 crore to 521 crore year on year.