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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

India’s industrial production measured by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew at a faster rate of 4.9% in the month of April 2018 as against a growth rate of 3.2% in the same month of 2017. The factory output once again came back to growth trajectory, mainly on the back of pick-up in manufacturing as it contributes more than three-fourths to the index. In March of this year, industrial production had grown at 4.4%.

As per the data released by the Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, IIP with base 2011-12 for the month of April 2018, stood at 123.0, which is 4.9% higher as compared to the level in the month of April 2017. The cumulative growth for the period April-March 2017-18 over the corresponding period of the previous year stood at 4.3%.

On the sectoral basis, the manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 77% of the index, grew at 5.2% in April as compared to the almost flat growth of 2.9% in the same month a year ago. Mining output also grew by 5.1% compared to 3.0% a year ago. However, electricity generation grew by 2.1% against a growth of 5.4% in the same month previous year. The Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors for the month of April 2018 stood at 103.8, 123.4 and 153.7 respectively. The cumulative growth in these three sectors during April-March 2017-18 over the corresponding period of 2016-17 has been 2.3 percent, 4.5 percent and 5.4 percent respectively.

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