India Feb sales up 8.2 per cent

India Feb sales up 8.2 per cent
Published: 25 March 2009

In February 2009, India’s domestic cement consumption grew by 8.2% YoY. The growth was due to acceleration in infrastructure activity ahead of the election scheduled over next two months. Consumption in Eastern (13.8% YoY), Central (10.2% YoY) and Northern (9.6% YoY) region continued to grow at robust pace. Consumption in Western region was disappointing with muted growth of 1.3% YoY on account of lower demand in Maharashtra.