Steel shipments for 2Q 2012 amounted to 3.3 million tonnes, marginally lower by 1.0% as compared to 3.4 million tonnes for 1Q 2012.Sales in the AACIS segment were $2.7 billion for 2Q 2012, a decrease of 3.9% as compared to $2.8 billion for 1Q 2012, primarily due to marginally lower steel shipments and stable steel average selling prices in CIS and lower average steel selling prices in South Africa impacted by depreciation of South African rand and weaker domestic market.
|(USDm) unless otherwise shown||2Q 12||1Q 12||2Q 11||1H 12||1H 11|
|Operating income / (loss)||332||(10)||69||322||153|
|Steel shipments (Mt)||4,523||4,589||4,594||9,112||8,796|
|Average steel selling price (US$/t)||920||919||1,040||920||1,008|