Nalco net profit slumps 21 per cent in 2011-12
The `Navaratna` PSU, however, achieved sales turnover of Rs 6500.27 crore during the year, up nine per cent over Rs 5958.98 crore registered in the previous fiscal, company sources said here today.
The results would have been still better but for the impact of rising fuel cost and increase in price of input materials, they said. The rise in sales turn-over is mostly attributed to better market realisations, in addition to higher production and sale of alumina.
The company has reported improved performance in terms of production and sales for 2011-12. During the year, the company has achieved the highest-ever bauxite production of 50.03 lakh tonnes, against the previous best of 48.79 lakh tonnes achieved 2009-10, they said.
Similarly, NALCO`ss Alumina Refinery has produced 16.87 lakh tonnes of alumina hydrate, which is an all-time high, against the previous best of 15.92 lakh tonnes achieved in 2009-10, sources said.
However, during the year, metal production of NALCO slumped marginally from 4.44 lakh tonnes to 4.13 lakh tonnes. Net power generation by company`s Captive Power Plant was 6.200 million units in 2011-12. The reduced power generation has been attributed to coal constraints.