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Combined Index of Eight Core Industries in February 2019 stood at 125.8

Apr 01, 2019: Following stats were released by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Office of the Economic Adviser.

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

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 stood at 125.8 in February, 2019, which was 2.1 per cent higher as compared to the index of February, 2018. Its cumulative growth during April to February, 2018-19 was 4.3 per cent.

Coal

3. Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 7.3 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 7.1 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

4. Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 6.1 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 4.0 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5. The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) increased by 3.8 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 0.8 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

6. Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) declined by 0.8 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 3.0 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

7. Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 2.5 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 0.02 percent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

8. Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 4.9 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 4.7 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

9. Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 8.0 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 13.0 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

10. Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 0.7 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 5.4 per cent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.


Note 1: Data for December, 2018, January, 2019 and February, 2019 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 March, 2019 will be on Tuesday, 30th April, 2019.



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

Index

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

Growth Rates (in per cent)

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

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

Index

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

Growth Rates (in per cent)

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



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