Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) February, 2019

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These eight core industries comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stood at 125.8 in February, 2019, which was 2.1% higher as compared to the index of February, 2018. Its cumulative growth during April to February, 2018-19 was 4.3%.

Coal
Coal production (weight: 10.33%) increased by 7.3% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 7.1% cent during April to February, 2018-19 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil
Crude oil production (weight: 8.98%) declined by 6.1% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 4% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas
Natural gas production (weight: 6.88%) increased by 3.8% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 0.8% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products
Petroleum refinery production (weight: 28.04%) declined by 0.8% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 3% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers
Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63%) increased by 2.5% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 0.02% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel
Steel production (weight: 17.92%) increased by 4.9% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 4.7% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement
Cement production (weight: 5.37%) increased by 8% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 13% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity
Electricity generation (weight: 19.85%) increased by 0.7% in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 5.4% during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for December, 2018, January, 2019and February, 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 March, 2019 will be on Tuesday, 30thApril, 2019.

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