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India's core sector industries expand by 4.6 per cent in November news
24 December 2009

The six core sector industries in the country comprising crude oil, petroleum refining, coal, electricity, cement and steel, recorded a growth of 4.6 per cent (provisional) during April-November 2009-10 against 3.5 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous year.

The index of the six core industries having a combined weight of 26.7 per cent in the index of industrial production (IIP) with base 1993-94 stood at 247.8 (provisional) in November 2009 and registered a growth of 5.3 per cent (provisional) compared with 0.8 per cent growth in November 2008.

Production of crude oil (weight of 4.17 per cent in the IIP) registered a negative growth of (-) 1.6 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with a growth of 0.5 per cent in November 2008. For the April-November 2009-10 period, crude oil production in the country registered a growth of (-) 1.4 per cent (provisional) compared with (-) 0.6 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Petroleum refinery production (weight of 2.00 per cent in the IIP) recorded a growth of 4.9 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with a negative (-) 1.1 per cent growth in November 2008. Petroleum refinery production registered a growth of (-) 1.2 per cent (provisional) during April-November 2009-10 compared with a growth rate of 3.8 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Coal production (weight of 3.2 per cent in the IIP) grew 3.3 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with a growth rate of 9.7 per cent in November 2008. Coal production grew 9.3 per cent (provisional) during April-November 2009-10 compared with an increase of 8.6 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Electricity generation (weight of 10.17 per cent in the IIP) rose 1.8 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with a growth rate of 2.6 per cent in November 2008. Electricity generation grew 5.9 per cent (provisional) during April-November 2009-10 compared with a growth rate of 2.8 per cent in the same period of 2008-09.

Cement production (weight of 1.99 per cent in the IIP) posted a growth of 9.0 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with an 8.7 per cent growth in November 2008. Cement production grew 11 per cent (provisional)
during April-November 2009-10 compared with an increase of 6.0 per cent in the same period of 2008-09.

Production of finished (carbon) steel (weight of 5.13 per cent in the IIP) recorded a growth of 11.7 per cent (provisional) in November 2009 compared with a negative (-) 6.3 per cent (estimated) growth in November 2008. Finished steel production grew 2.9 per cent (provisional) during April-November 2009-10 compared with an increase of 3 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.





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India's core sector industries expand by 4.6 per cent in November