Steel demand to grow by 9-12 pc in FY25: Ind-Ra report

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New Delhi, Jun 11 (PTI) The steel demand is expected to grow in the range of 9-12 per cent during the ongoing 2024-25 fiscal, according to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).

The demand will be supported by steady growth in the end-user industries such as automobile and infrastructure sectors, the rating agency said in a report on Tuesday.

The agency forecasts the steel demand growth in the range of 9-12 per cent year-on-year for FY25, it said.

"Raw material and finished goods prices are expected to be range-bound on a moderate recovery in global demand.

"Domestic players are likely to see stable credit metrics, due to higher profitability and improved operating cash flows amid debt-led capex," Rohit Sadaka, Director and Head, Materials and Diversified Industrials at Ind-Ra, said.

The agency further said that it expects the global steel demand to be steady with some moderation in China demand due to its transition to low carbon initiatives and moderate demand from the European Union (EU) but supported by growth in emerging economies such as India. PTI ABI ABI SHW SHW

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