India's core sector industrial output grows 3.6% in May

Core sector industrial production in the country expanded at a slower pace of 3.6 per cent in May against the 4.6 per cent growth recorded in April this year, provisional data released today showed.

Output in the eight core sector industries comprising coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity, which carry nearly 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grew 4.1 per cent in April-May 2018-19, data showed.
Production of coal, which has a weight of 10.33 per cent in the general index of industrial production, increased by 12.1 per cent in May 2018, while its cumulative production increased by 14.0 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Crude oil production (weight of 8.98 per cent in IIP) declined by 2.9 per cent in May 2018 while its cumulative production declined by 1.9 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Production of natural gas (weight of 6.88 per cent in IIP) declined by 1.4 per cent in May 2018 while its cumulative production increased by 2.0 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Petroleum refinery production (weight of 28.04 per cent in IIP) increased by 4.9 per cent in May 2018 while its cumulative index increased by 3.9 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Production of fertilizers (weight of 2.63 per cent in IIP) increased by 8.4 per cent in May 2018 while cumulative index increased by 6.6 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Steel production (weight of 17.92 per cent in IIP) increased by 0.5 per cent in May 2018 while its cumulative production increased by 2.1 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Cement production (weight of 5.37 per cent in IIP) increased by 5.2 per cent in May 2018 while its cumulative production increased by 10.7 per cent during April-May 2018-19.
Electricity generation (weight of 19.85 per cent in IIP) increased by 3.5 per cent in May 2018 while cumulative generation of electricity increased by 2.8 per cent during April-May 2018-19.