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Growth of eight core sectors increased by 2.6 percent in August 2015

The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

Oct 6, 2015 09:12 IST
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The Index of Eight Core Industries with base year 2004-05 was released on 30 September 2015 by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

As per official figures released on 30 September 2015, growth of eight core sectors grew by 2.6 percent in August 2015, as compared to the August 2014. The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 169.6 in August 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to August, 2015-16 was 2.2 percent.

Growth in Core Sectors in August 2015 compared to August 2014

Core Sectors

Weight in IIP

Growth in August 2015

Cumulative Growth April-August 2015

Coal

4.38 %

0.4 %

4.6 %

Crude Oil

5.22 %

5.6 %

0.5 %

Natural Gas

1.71 %

3.7 %

Declined by 2.7 %

Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput)

5.94%

5.8 %

4.3 %

Fertilizers

1.25%

12.6 %

5.9 %

Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)

6.68%

Declined by 5.9 %

Declined by 0.03 %

Cement

2.41%

5.4 %

1.8 %

Electricity

10.32%

5.6 %

2.8 %

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