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Core Industries’ Output Marginally Rises 0.4% In June 2017

Coal production declined by 6.7 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 4.4 per cent during April to June, 2017-18

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The combined index of eight core industries stands at 121.0 in June 2017, which was 0.4 per cent higher compared to the index of June 2016.

Its cumulative growth during April to June, 2017-18 was 2.4 per cent, informed the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

The eight core industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  

  • Coal production declined by 6.7 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 4.4 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over corresponding period of the previous year. 
  • Crude oil production increased by 0.6 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 0.2 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.
  • The Natural gas production improved by 6.4 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 4.3 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year. 
  • Petroleum refinery production weakened by 0.2 per cent in June 2017 over June, 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 1.8 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year. 
  • Fertilizer production dropped by 3.6 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 1.9 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year. 
  • Steel production went up by 5.8 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 6.2 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year 
  • Cement production dropped by 5.8 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 2.9 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year. 
  • Electricity generation increased by 0.7 per cent in June 2017 over June 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 4.9 per cent during April to June, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.


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