The government's thrust on infrastructure, which is one of the key end-user industries for the steel business, is an encouraging trend for steel demand. Within infrastructure, significantly higher capital expenditure earmarked for affordable housing, power transmission and railways is likely to augment steel demand.
Essar Steel India Limited (EStIL) has substantially improved its performance for the year ended March 31, 2017. The total flat steel production registered a growth of 47 per cent at 5.6 million tonnes (MT), compared to 3.8 MT in the corresponding period last year. Pellet production also grew by 60 per cent to 9.3 MT compared to 5.8 MT in the same period last year.