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30-April-2019 16:58 IST
Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) March, 2019

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 145.0 in March, 2019, which was 4.7 per cent higher as compared to the index of March, 2018. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2018-19 was 4.3 percent.

Coal

3.     Coal production (weight: 10.33per cent) increased by 9.1 per cent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 7.3 percent during April to March, 2018-19over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

4.       Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98per cent) declined by 6.2 per cent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 4.1 percent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5.       The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88per cent) increased by 1.4 per cent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 0.8 percent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

 

Refinery Products

6.       Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 percent) increased by 4.3 percent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 3.1 percent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

7.       Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 4.3 percent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 0.3 per cent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

8.       Steel production (weight: 17.92 percent)increasedby 6.7 per cent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 4.7 percent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

9.       Cement production (weight: 5.37 percent) increased by 15.7 per cent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 13.3 percent during April to March, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

10.     Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 percent) increased by 1.4 percent in March, 2019 over March, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by5.1 percent during April to March, 2018-19over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for January, 2019, February, 2019 and March, 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 April, 2019 will be on Friday,31stMay, 2019.

 

Annexure

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Yearly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

 

Index

 Sector

Weight

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Apr-Mar 2017-18

Apr-Mar 2018-19

Coal

10.3335

103.2

104.2

112.6

118.0

121.8

124.9

134.1

Crude Oil

8.9833

99.4

99.2

98.4

97.0

94.5

93.7

89.8

Natural Gas

6.8768

85.6

74.5

70.5

67.2

66.5

68.4

69.0

Refinery Products

28.0376

107.2

108.6

108.8

114.1

119.7

125.2

129.1

Fertilizers

2.6276

96.7

98.1

99.4

106.4

106.6

106.6

107.0

Steel

17.9166

107.9

115.8

121.7

120.2

133.1

140.5

147.1

Cement

5.3720

107.5

111.5

118.1

123.5

122.0

129.7

147.0

Electricity

19.8530

104.0

110.3

126.6

133.8

141.6

149.2

156.8

Overall Index

100.0000

103.8

106.5

111.7

115.1

120.5

125.7

131.0

 

 

 

Growth Rates(in per cent)

Sector

Weight

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Apr-Mar 2017-18

Apr-Mar 2018-19

Coal

10.3335

3.2

1.0

8.0

4.8

3.2

2.6

7.3

Crude Oil

8.9833

-0.6

-0.2

-0.9

-1.4

-2.5

-0.9

-4.1

Natural Gas

6.8768

-14.4

-12.9

-5.3

-4.7

-1.0

2.9

0.8

Refinery Products

28.0376

7.2

1.4

0.2

4.9

4.9

4.6

3.1

Fertilizers

2.6276

-3.3

1.5

1.3

7.0

0.2

0.03

0.3

Steel

17.9166

7.9

7.3

5.1

-1.3

10.7

5.6

4.7

Cement

5.3720

7.5

3.7

5.9

4.6

-1.2

6.3

13.3

Electricity

19.8530

4.0

6.1

14.8

5.7

5.8

5.3

5.1

Overall Index

100.0000

3.8

2.6

4.9

3.0

4.8

4.3

4.3

 

 

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Monthly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index

Sector

Coal

Crude Oil

Natural Gas

Refinery Products

Fertilizers

Steel

Cement

Electricity

Overall Index

Weight

10.3335

8.9833

6.8768

28.0376

2.6276

17.9166

5.3720

19.8530

100.0000

Mar-18

184.9

95.8

69.8

130.3

107.0

153.2

149.6

156.7

138.5

Apr-18

118.8

91.8

67.1

119.1

93.1

138.1

149.1

153.7

124.3

May-18

125.2

94.8

68.7

131.6

106.6

142.8

145.3

164.7

131.9

Jun-18

120.0

90.9

67.4

133.8

108.3

143.8

150.7

159.9

131.2

Jul-18

108.1

91.2

68.5

134.1

110.0

140.3

136.0

162.1

129.2

Aug-18

103.8

91.6

70.2

127.7

109.4

144.5

134.5

167.2

128.8

Sep-18

109.8

88.1

67.6

125.8

108.0

143.2

133.9

162.9

127.2

Oct-18

132.9

90.9

70.3

133.8

103.3

150.2

148.4

166.0

134.8

Nov-18

138.4

87.6

68.9

128.9

102.7

144.8

136.5

147.2

128.3

Dec-18

144.1

90.2

72.2

126.6

109.4

152.0

151.0

150.3

131.5

Jan-19

152.1

89.7

71.8

131.9

116.6

153.0

156.1

150.7

134.5

Feb-19

153.8

80.8

64.4

120.0

104.8

148.6

149.1

137.7

125.9

Mar-19

201.7

89.9

70.7

135.9

111.5

163.4

173.2

159.0

145.0

 

 

 

Growth Rates (in per cent)

Sector

Coal

Crude Oil

Natural Gas

Refinery Products

Fertilizers

Steel

Cement

Electricity

Overall Index

Weight

10.3335

8.9833

6.8768

28.0376

2.6276

17.9166

5.3720

19.8530

100.0000

Mar-18

9.1

-1.6

1.0

1.1

3.2

4.7

13.5

6.0

4.5

Apr-18

15.2

-0.8

5.7

2.7

4.6

3.0

21.9

2.1

4.7

May-18

12.0

-2.9

-1.4

4.9

8.4

-0.1

13.0

4.1

4.1

Jun-18

11.5

-3.4

-2.7

12.1

1.0

4.2

14.2

8.4

7.8

Jul-18

9.8

-5.4

-5.2

12.3

1.3

6.9

11.2

6.7

7.3

Aug-18

2.4

-3.7

1.0

5.1

-5.3

4.0

14.6

7.6

4.7

Sep-18

6.4

-4.2

-1.7

2.5

2.5

3.2

11.8

8.2

4.3

Oct-18

11.3

-5.0

-0.9

1.3

-11.5

2.4

18.4

10.9

4.8

Nov-18

3.7

-3.5

0.5

2.3

-8.1

5.3

8.8

5.1

3.3

Dec-18

1.1

-4.3

4.2

-4.8

-2.4

10.1

11.6

4.4

2.1

Jan-19

1.7

-4.3

6.2

-2.6

10.5

5.5

11.0

0.8

1.5

Feb-19

7.4

-6.1

3.8

-0.8

2.5

4.9

8.0

1.2

2.2

Mar-19

9.1

-6.2

1.4

4.3

4.3

6.7

15.7

1.4

4.7

 

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