Coal shortage may lead to rise in steel prices: JSPL MD

Steel prices are expected to increase in the coming months as companies are buying coal at three times the rates a month ago, said a top industry executive on Wednesday. A tonne of coal, which was in the range of Rs 4,000-6,000 a tonne, is now costing Rs 8,000-Rs 12,000 a tonne, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) Managing Director V R Sharma told PTI in a telephonic interaction.

He made the remarks while responding to a question related to the supply of coal in India.

“Steel in India at present is in the range of Rs 50,000-Rs 55,000 a tonne. Shortage of coal has led to an increase in its prices that will have an impact on steel which may also go up due to this unprecedented rise,” he said.

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