EBITDA for Q3 was 45% lower compared with the corresponding prior quarter on account of lower sulphuric acid realisations, lower contribution from phosphoric acid operations and lower Tc/Rc, partially offset by increase in volumes. Demand for phosphoric acid and sulphuric acid remains low and we anticipate lower acid realisations in the current quarter as well.The first 80MW unit of the 160MW captive power plant at Tuticorin was commissioned in Q3 and is currently operating at 80% PLF. The second 80MW unit is expected to be synchronized in Q1 FY2014.
|Aluminium Business - BALCO|
|Q3||Q2||Nine months period|
|Production (in’000 tonnes, or as stated)||FY2013||FY2012||% change YoY||FY2013||FY2013||FY2012||% change YoY|
|Financials (In Rs. crore, except as stated)|
|Aluminum LME Price ($/MT)||1,997||2,090||(4||%)||1,918||1,964||2,360||(17||%)|