April 09, 2012

Tata Steel announces production results for Q4 of FY2011-12

Jamshedpur: Tata Steel completed FY2011-12 with an overall increase in production and sales. The year registered its best ever performance in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production, and total sales. The key production and sales figures are given below:

Production and sales performance

Figures in ‘000 tonnes
Items
Q4
April-March
FY2010-11
FY2011-12
Percentage change
FY2010-11
FY2011-12
Percentage change
Hot metal
1,933
1,959
1.3
7,503
7,750
3.3
Crude steel
1,778
1,824
2.6
6,855
7,126
3.9
Saleable steel
1,738
1,777
2.2
6,691
6,970
4.2
Sales
1,712
1,768
3.3
6,416
6,632
3.4

Major highlights FY2011-12

Production

  • G blast furnace achieved its best ever production of 2.13 million tonnes (previous best 2.11 million tonnes in FY2010-11)
  • Both the steel melting shops, LD#1 and LD#2&SC, achieved their best ever production of 3.12 million tonnes (previous best 3.05 million tonnes in FY2010-11) and 4.0 million tonnes (previous best 3.80 million tonnes in FY2010-11), respectively.
  • Hot strip mill achieved its highest ever production of 3.94 million tonnes (previous best 3.73 million tonnes in FY2010-11).
  • New bar mill achieved its highest ever production of 0.78 million tonnes (previous best 0.72 million tonnes in FY2010-11).
  • Wire rod mill achieved its highest ever production of 0.42 million tonnes (previous best 0.4 million tonnes in FY2009-10).
  • Merchant mill achieved its highest ever production of 0.38 million tonnes (previous best 0.37 million tonnes in FY2010-11).      
  • West Bokaro division (one of the collieries) achieved its highest ever production of 5.9 million tonnes (previous best 5.6 million tonnes in FY2008-09).

Sales   

  • Flat product sale in FY2011-12 increased by 6 percent at 3.735 million tonnes y-o-y.
  • The flat products division achieved:
    • One-million-tonne sale to automotive segment with highest ever skin panel sale of 0.06 million tonnes (previous best 0.049 million tonnes in FY2010-11).
    • Highest ever sale of Tata Shaktee GC sheets at 0.211 million tonnes (previous best 0.207 million tonnes in FY2009-10).
  • The long products division achieved total sales of 2.897 million tonnes (2.878 million tonnes in  FY2010-11).
  • The long products division achieved best ever Tiscon sale of 2.085 million tonnes (previous best 1.826 million tonnes in FY2010-11); Tiscon also crossed its one-million-tonne sale in the retail segment 1.111 million tonnes (previous best 0.779 million tonnes in FY2010-11).