Monday, 31 Jan 2011
BL reported that on the backdrop of rise in iron ore and coking coal prices, Indian steel companies are set to hike prices by INR 1,000 to INR 1,500 a tonne in February.
As per report, some of them such as TATA Steel, JSW Steel and Essar Steel have hinted at a possible increase, there has been no reference to the quantum of the hike.
The report cited Mr Vikram Amin director sales & marketing as saying that “If domestic prices are higher, there is always a chance of cheap imports. At present, international prices are higher.”
Mr Jayant Acharya director sales & marketing of JSW Steel said that costs of raw materials have jumped substantially in the last few months and as a result, steel prices have had to move in tandem with input costs.(sourced:BL)