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Core sector grows 9.4 per cent in January news
25 February 2010

The index of six core industries, including crude oil, petroleum refinery products, coal, electricity, cement and finished steel, registered a growth of 9.4 per cent (provisional) in January 2010 against 2.2 per cent in January 2009.

During April-January 2009-10, core sector industries recorded a growth of 5.4 per cent (provisional) against 3 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous year.

The six core sector industries having a combined weight of 26.7 per cent in the index of industrial production (IIP) with base 1993-94 stood at 275.1 (provisional) in January 2010.

Crude oil production (having a weight of 4.17 per cent in IIP) recorded a growth of 9.7 per cent (provisional) in January 2010 compared with a growth rate of (-)8.1 per cent in January 2009. Crude oil production had registered negative growths of (-)0.1 per cent (provisional) during April-January
2009-10 and (-)1.3 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Petroleum refinery throughput (weight of 2.0 per cent in IIP) recorded a growth of 3.8 per cent (provisional) in January 2010 against a negative growth of (-)1.3 per cent in January 2009. Refinery production registered a growth of (-)0.5 per cent (provisional) during April-January 2009-10 against 3.2 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Coal production (weight of 3.2 per cent in the IIP) grew 6.0 per cent (provisional) in January 2010 against 6.7 per cent in January 2009. During the April-January 2009-10 period coal production grew 8.2 per cent (provisional) against an increase of 8.5 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.





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Core sector grows 9.4 per cent in January