State-run SAIL today said its sales grew by seven per cent in February to 1.04 million tonnes on higher off-take from domestic and export markets.
The country's largest steel maker, SAIl had clocked sales of 0.974 MT (million tonnes) in the same month last year.
Production of sale-able steel in the reporting month also rose by seven per cent to 1.006 MT from 0.94 MT a year ago.
"For the cumulative 11-month period, SAIL's concerted effort in increasing domestic sales as well as exports paid off as these grew by 8 per cent and 33 per cent respectively," Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said in statement.
Cumulative sales during the April-February period rose to 10.877 MT from 10.068 MT in the corresponding period a year earlier. Exports grew to 0.427 MT from 0.320 MT a year ago.
"Consistent growth in sales over the last few months has given us the confidence of reporting a better outcome in the coming months, which will further pick-up with the expected strengthening of the market," SAIL Chairman C S Verma said.