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

The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure.

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 stood at 127.2 in September, 2018, which was 4.3 per cent higher as compared to the index of September, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to September, 2018-19 was 5.5 per cent.

Coal

Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 6.4 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 9.6 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 4.2 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 3.4 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) declined by 1.8 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 0.8 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 2.5 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.6 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 2.5 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 1.8 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 3.2 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 3.5 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 11.8 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 14.4 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 8.2 per cent in September, 2018 over September, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.2 per cent during April to September, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for July, 2018, August, 2018 and September, 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 October, 2018 will be on Friday, 30th November, 2018.

Annexure

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

India's Index of Eight Core Industries for September 2018

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

India's Index of Eight Core Industries for September 2018


Source: Data Released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Office of the Economic Adviser dated 31st October, 2018.

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