India: After UltraTech Cement announced a 93% improvement in its net profit for the quarter ending 31 December 2011, Hyderabad Industries has also reported an improvement. The company posted a near 60% surge in its net profit to US$2.03m for the same quarter. Its total income has increased by 15% year-on-year from US$33.8m to US$38.7m in the quarter under review.
Shree Cement has also reported results for the quarter, which show a massive 115% surge in its net profit to US$11.8m compared to US$5.5m for the same quarter of 2010. Shree's total income increased by 61% year-on-year from US$156m to US$252m in the quarter under review.
Meanwhile, data from the Indian Cement Manufacturers' Association (CMA) has shown that cement sales grew by 5.3% percent to 159.7Mt during the period 1 April 2011 to 31 December 2011, up from 151.6Mt in the same period of 2010. The same CMA data showed that in December 2011, cement sales grew by 14% to 19.8Mt from 17.4Mt in December 2010.