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

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01-April-2019 17:00 IST

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

1. The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure.

2. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent 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 percent higher as compared to the index of February, 2018. Its cumulative growth during April to February, 2018-19 was 4.3 percent.

Coal

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

4. Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 percent) declined by 6.1 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index declined by 4.0 percent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

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

Refinery Products

6. Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 percent) declined by 0.8 per cent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 3.0 percent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

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

Steel

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

Cement

9. Cement production (weight: 5.37 percent) increased by 8.0 percent in February, 2019 over February, 2018. Its cumulative index increased by 13.0 percent during April to February, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

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

Note 1: Data for December, 2018, January, 2019 and 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 prorata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.
Note 4: Release of the index for March, 2019 will be on Tuesday, 30th April, 2019.

Annexure
Performance of Eight Core Industries
Yearly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index
Sector
Weight
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Apr-Feb 2017-18
Apr-Feb 2018-19
Coal
10.3335
103.2
104.2
112.6
118.0
121.8
124.9
119.4
127.9
Crude Oil
8.9833
99.4
99.2
98.4
97.0
94.5
93.7
93.5
89.8
Natural Gas
6.8768
85.6
74.5
70.5
67.2
66.5
68.4
68.3
68.8
Refinery Products
28.0376
107.2
108.6
108.8
114.1
119.7
125.2
124.7
128.5
Fertilizers
2.6276
96.7
98.1
99.4
106.4
106.6
106.6
106.6
106.6
Steel
17.9166
107.9
115.8
121.7
120.2
133.1
140.5
139.4
145.9
Cement
5.3720
107.5
111.5
118.1
123.5
122.0
129.7
127.9
144.6
Electricity
19.8530
104.0
110.3
126.6
133.8
141.6
149.2
148.5
156.5
Overall Index
100.0000
103.8
106.5
111.7
115.1
120.5
125.7
124.5
129.8
Growth Rates(in per cent)
Sector
Weight
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Apr-Feb 2017-18
Apr-Feb 2018-19
Coal
10.3335
3.2
1.0
8.0
4.8
3.2
2.6
1.7
7.1
Crude Oil
8.9833
-0.6
-0.2
-0.9
-1.4
-2.5
-0.9
-0.8
-4.0
Natural Gas
6.8768
-14.4
-12.9
-5.3
-4.7
-1.0
2.9
3.0
0.8
Refinery Products
28.0376
7.2
1.4
0.2
4.9
4.9
4.6
4.9
3.0
Fertilizers
2.6276
-3.3
1.5
1.3
7.0
0.2
0.03
-0.2
-0.02
Steel
17.9166
7.9
7.3
5.1
-1.3
10.7
5.6
5.7
4.7
Cement
5.3720
7.5
3.7
5.9
4.6
-1.2
6.3
5.6
13.0
Electricity
19.8530
4.0
6.1
14.8
5.7
5.8
5.3
5.3
5.4
Overall Index
100.0000
3.8
2.6
4.9
3.0
4.8
4.3
4.3
4.3

Performance of Eight Core Industries
Monthly Index & Growth Rate
Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index
Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight
10.3335
8.9833
6.8768
28.0376
2.6276
17.9166
5.3720
19.8530
100.0000
Feb-18
143.2
86.1
62.1
120.9
102.2
141.7
138.0
136.1
123.2
Mar-18
184.9
95.8
69.8
130.3
107.0
153.2
149.6
156.7
138.5
Apr-18
118.8
91.8
67.1
119.1
93.1
138.1
149.1
153.7
124.3
May-18
125.2
94.8
68.7
131.6
106.6
142.8
145.3
164.7
131.9
Jun-18
120.0
90.9
67.4
133.8
108.3
143.8
150.7
159.9
131.2
Jul-18
108.1
91.2
68.5
134.1
110.0
140.3
136.0
162.1
129.2
Aug-18
103.8
91.6
70.2
127.7
109.4
144.5
134.5
167.2
128.8
Sep-18
109.8
88.1
67.6
125.8
108.0
143.2
133.9
162.9
127.2
Oct-18
132.9
90.9
70.3
133.8
103.3
150.2
148.4
166.0
134.8
Nov-18
138.4
87.6
68.9
128.9
102.7
144.8
136.5
147.2
128.3
Dec-18
144.1
90.2
72.2
126.6
109.4
155.8
151.0
150.3
132.2
Jan-19
152.1
89.7
71.8
131.9
116.6
153.0
156.1
150.7
134.5
Feb-19
153.6
80.8
64.4
120.0
104.8
148.6
149.1
137.1
125.8

Growth Rates (in per cent)
Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight
10.3335
8.9833
6.8768
28.0376
2.6276
17.9166
5.3720
19.8530
100.0000
Feb-18
1.3
-2.4
-1.8
7.8
5.2
5.0
23.0
4.6
5.4
Mar-18
9.1
-1.6
1.0
1.1
3.2
4.7
13.5
6.0
4.5
Apr-18
15.2
-0.8
5.7
2.7
4.6
3.0
21.9
2.1
4.7
May-18
12.0
-2.9
-1.4
4.9
8.4
-0.1
13.0
4.1
4.1
Jun-18
11.5
-3.4
-2.7
12.1
1.0
4.2
14.2
8.4
7.8
Jul-18
9.8
-5.4
-5.2
12.3
1.3
6.9
11.2
6.7
7.3
Aug-18
2.4
-3.7
1.0
5.1
-5.3
4.0
14.6
7.6
4.7
Sep-18
6.4
-4.2
-1.7
2.5
2.5
3.2
11.8
8.2
4.3
Oct-18
11.3
-5.0
-0.9
1.3
-11.5
2.4
18.4
10.9
4.8
Nov-18
3.7
-3.5
0.5
2.3
-8.1
5.3
8.8
5.1
3.3
Dec-18
1.1
-4.3
4.2
-4.8
-2.4
12.9
11.6
4.4
2.7
Jan-19
1.7
-4.3
6.2
-2.6
10.5
5.5
11.0
0.8
1.5
Feb-19
7.3
-6.1
3.8
-0.8
2.5
4.9
8.0
0.7
2.1
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