Cement maker ACC Tuesday reported a 38.19 per cent increase in its consolidated profit at Rs 346.02 crore for the first quarter ended March 2019, helped by increase in sales volume. The company had posted a consolidated profit of Rs 250.39 crore in the January-March quarter a year ago, ACC Ltd said in a BSE filing. ACC's total income during the period under review was up 10.99 per cent to Rs 4,075.71 crore as against Rs 3,671.95 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. The company, which follows January-December period as financial year, reported its total expenses at Rs 3,555.84 crore as against Rs 3,299.16 crore, up 7.78 per cent. "The prices of fuel and slag rose in the quarter, which were mitigated by market initiatives, sustained cost reduction initiatives viz. material source-mix & fuel mix optimisation and productivity improvement measures. Plant capacity utilisation improved during the quarter," the company said in a statement. ACC's cement sales volume ..