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Industrial output grows at four-month high of 3.8 per cent in June

PTI
Published Aug 13, 2015, 12:22 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 5:36 am IST
Production of capital goods is up by 1.5 per cent
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New Delhi: Industrial production expanded at a 4-month high rate of 3.8 per cent in June due to improvement in manufacturing activity. Measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), industrial production had grown 4.3 per cent in June last year, as per the data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO). The IIP growth for May has been revised downwards to 2.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 2.7 per cent. It had grown at a rate of 3.35 per cent in April, and 2.5 per cent in March. The factory output growth was recorded at 4.9 per cent  in February.    

For the first quarter (April-June) of the current fiscal, the industrial production is at 3.2 per cent, as compared to 4.5 per cent growth in the year-ago period.  The manufacturing sector which constitutes over 75 per cent of the index, grew at 4.6 per cent in June compared to 2.9 per cent in the same month last year. During April-June period, the sector grew by 3.6 per cent compared to 3.9 per cent in the year-ago quarter. However, the output of capital goods, a barometer of     investment, contracted by 3.6 per cent compared to 23.3 per cent growth in the same month last year.    

 

For the April-June period, the capital goods production is up at 1.5 per cent, compared to 13.7 per cent growth in the corresponding period a year ago.In terms of industries, 16 out of 22 groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth in June, as compared to the same month of last fiscal.                                        

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