Aditya Birla group company Grasim has reported a 2.95 per cent rise in its domestic cement despatches at 1.141Mt for December 2004 over 1.108Mt in the same month last fiscal. Grasim’s cement production during the reporting month grew 3.06 per cent to 1.123Mt as against 1.089Mt during December 2003, the company said here in a release. Cement production for the period April-December 2004 rose by 5.35 per cent at 9.81Mt as against 9.31Mt during April-December 2003, it said. Domestic despatches of cement rose by 5.78 per cent at 9.79Mt as against 9.25Mt during April-December 2003, it said. Another group company Ultratech Cement reported 2.47 per cent growth in cement production at 1.184Mt in December 2004 as against 1.156Mt during December 2003.
Meanwhile, Associated Cement Companies (ACC) witnessed a growth in the despatches of cement for December 2004 to 1.35Mt as compared to 1.18Mt in previous December. The company has informed that its cement production has also increased to 1.35Mt from 1.2Mt in December 2003. For the April-Dec 2004 period the despatches and production has been 12.11Mt and 12.16Mt, respectively.