Jan eight core industrial output climbs 2.9% YoY

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | February 29, 2016 17:23 IST

The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 180.7 in January, 2016, which was 2.9 % higher compared to the index of January, 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to January, 2015-16 was 2.0 %.

The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 180.7 in January, 2016, which was 2.9 % higher compared to the index of January, 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to January, 2015-16 was 2.0 %.
Coal
Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 9.1 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 increased by 5.1 % over corresponding period of previous year.
Crude Oil
Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) decreased by 4.6 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 decreased by 1.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Natural Gas
The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) declined by 15.3 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 declined by 4.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput)
Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 4.8 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 increased by 2.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Fertilizers
 Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) increased by 6.2 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 increased by 9.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)
Steel production (weight: 6.68%) declined by 2.8 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 declined by 2.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Cement
Cement production (weight: 2.41%) increased by 9.0 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 increased by 3.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Electricity
Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) increased by 6.0 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 increased by 4.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
 

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