30 Nov 2022

Outlook

  • The government may spend on programs such as Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, irrigation and road projects, which could aid the demand for cement.
  • Demand has picked up from the construction sector as demand picked up post a correction in steel prices.
  • Demand can be expected to improve in rural areas following a robust monsoon.
  • Future demand could be boosted by the central and state governments gearing up for capital expenditure.

 

Tailwinds

  • Companies are likely to focus on pricing, and this could support profitability.
  • Recovery in the housing market and pick-up in infrastructure activities could support demand.
  • Pricing may remain stable because of consolidation in the sector, and the high cost of acquisitions.

 

Key risks

  • Increase in freight, power or fuel costs, which is about half of the cost for cement-makers.

 

(House View aims to regularly provide readers with Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund’s latest updates on various sectors)

 


 

The views discussed here are as on end of Sep 2022.

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Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.