Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100) August, 2015 

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 169.6 in August, 2015, which was 2.6 % higher compared to the index of August, 2014. Its cumulative growth during April to August, 2015-16 was 2.2 %.

Coal

Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 0.4 % in August, 2015 over August, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 4.6 % over corresponding period of previous year.

Crude Oil

Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) increased by 5.6 % in August, 2015 over August, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 0.5 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) increased by 3.7 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 declined by 2.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput)

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 5.8 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 4.3 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) increased by 12.6 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 5.9 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)

Steel production (weight: 6.68%) declined by 5.9 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 declined by 0.03 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

Cement production (weight: 2.41%) increased by 5.4 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 1.8 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) increased by 5.6 % in August, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to August, 2015-16 increased by 2.8 % over the corresponding period of previous year.


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