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

May 31, 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 124.2 in April, 2018, which was 4.7 per cent higher as compared to the index of April, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2017-18 was 4.3 per cent.


Coal
3. Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 16.0 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.6 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 0.8 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 7.4 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 2.7 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 4.6 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 3.5 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 16.6 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 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 2.2 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 5.3 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.



Note 1: Data for February, 2018, March, 2018 and April, 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 May, 2018 will be on Monday, 2nd July, 2018.


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

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

Growth Rates (in per cent)
India's Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) April, 2018

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

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

Growth Rates (in per cent)
India's Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) April, 2018

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