"There are chances. Demand is there. We are looking at opportunities," Tata Steel M D (India and South East Asia) TV Narendran said on the sidelines of a IIM (C) event.
    
The company was mainly looking for an increase in the prices of long steel products as imports have squeezed. In the last 2-3 months, the company had raised prices between Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,000 on an average.
    
The fourth quarter is normally good for steel companies as construction activities are normally good.
    
Narendran said that in the last 2-3 months, India has become a net exporter of steel due to rupee depreciation as import has turned costlier.
    
"When rupee was at 55, we (industry) were importing. But with dollar at 65 import doesn't make sense," Narendran said.
    
India earlier imported 7-8 million steel annually. The import dropped by 20-30 percent in the last quarter compared to the corresponding period last year.

 (Agencies)

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