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India's Index Of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) March, 2018

May 02, 2018: 1. The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure. (Released by: Ministry of Commerce & Industry Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion Office of the Economic Adviser)

2. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 138.0 in March, 2018, which was 4.1 per cent higher as compared to the index of March, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2017-18 was 4.2 per cent.

Coal

3. Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 9.1 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.5 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

4. Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 1.6 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 0.9 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5. The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) increased by 1.3 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.9 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

6. Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 1.0 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 4.6 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

7. Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 3.2 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 0.03 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

8. Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 4.7 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 5.6 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

9. Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 13.0 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.3 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

10. Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 4.5 per cent in March, 2018 over March, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 5.2 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.


Note 1: Data for January, 2018, February, 2018 and March, 2018 are provisional.

Note 2: Since April, 2014, Electricity generation data from Renewable sources are also included.

Note 3: The industry-wise weights indicated above are individual industry weight derived from IIP and blown up on pro rata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.

Note 4: Release of the index for April, 2018 will be on Thursday, 31st May, 2018.



Annexure

Performance of Eight Core Industries
Yearly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index
India's Index of Eight Core Industries for March 2018

Growth Rates (in per cent)
India's Index of Eight Core Industries for March 2018


Performance of Eight Core Industries
Monthly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index
India's Index of Eight Core Industries for March 2018

Growth Rates (in per cent)
India's Index of Eight Core Industries for March 2018

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