The domestic cement industry is expected to have a volumetric growth of 7-8 per cent in FY24, helped by a rise in demand from the housing and infrastructure sector, a report by credit ratings agency, ICRA said, giving a ‘stable’ outlook for the sector.
Besides, the softening of input costs would help the cement industry to improve its operating profits before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation by 14-18 per cent Year-on-Year (YoY) to Rs 900-950 per MT in FY24, it added.
Moreover, supported by healthy demand prospects, the capacity addition in the cement industry is estimated at 63-69 million metric tonnes (MT) between FY24 and FY25.
In this, a capacity worth around 33-36 million MT will be added in FY24 and a capacity worth around 33-36 million MT will be added in FY24 and around million MT in FY25.
ICRA has given a “stable” outlook for the cement sector.