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Highlights of the performance of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May, 2019 

The Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) registered a growth of 5.1 per cent in May, 2019over May, 2018.The cumulative growth of these industries during April-May 2019-20 was5.7 per cent as compared to the  growth of 4.4 per cent during April- May2018-19.

The growth rate for ICI for April 2019 has been revised upward to 6.3 per cent from 2.6 per centdue to upward revisions in production of Coal, Crude Oil, Steel, Cement and Electricity. The highest upward revision of 17.2 per cent has been in the production of steel for the month of April, 2019, by Joint Plant Committee. JPC has now included a product called HRPO under the item ‘CR coils’ for reporting within the production of finished steel for including in the compilation of Index of eight core industries from the month of April 2019. This inclusion has significantly impacted the growth rate of Steel for the months of April 2019 and May 2019. Further, JPC has also carried upward revision in production of ‘HR coils and sheets of mild steel’.

Four out of the eight core industries registered a positive growth rate in May 2019 over May 2018.

Steelsector has registered double digit growth of 19.9 percentin the month of May 2019 over May 2018. Electricitysector has registered growth of 7.2 percentin the month of May 2019 over May 2018, which is the highest in last six months, i.e. since November 2018. Electricity generation was 248.1 billion units during April-May 2019-20 as compared to 232.7 billion units in the same period of previous year.

CementandCoalsectors have registered moderate growth of 2.8 percentand 1.8 percentrespectively in the month of May 2019 over May 2018. The production of Coal was 58.62 million tonnes in May 2019 as compared to 56.35 million tonnes in April 2019. Cement production was 57.7 million tonnes in April-May 2019-20 as compared to 56.3 million tonnes in the same period of previous year.

The production ofNatural Gas has remained unchanged in the month of May 2019, with production of 2662.359 million cubic meters (MCM) as compared to May 2018.

However, the production of Crude Oil, Refinery productsand Fertilizerssectors have declined by (-) 6.9 per cent, (-) 1.5 per cent and (-) 1.0 per cent respectively in the month of May 2019 over May2018.

The industry wise growth rates (in per cent) are summarised below:

Sector Weight 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Apr-May 18-19 Apr-May 19-20 Mar-19 Apr-19 May-19
Coal 10.33 4.8 3.2 2.6 7.4 13.6 2.5 9.1 3.2 1.8
Crude Oil 8.98 -1.4 -2.5 -0.9 -4.1 -1.9 -6.8 -6.2 -6.7 -6.9
Natural Gas 6.88 -4.7 -1.0 2.9 0.8 2.0 -0.4 1.4 -0.8 0.0
Refinery Products 28.04 4.9 4.9 4.6 3.1 3.9 1.3 4.3 4.3 -1.5
Fertilizers 2.63 7.0 0.2 0.03 0.3 6.6 -2.6 4.3 -4.4 -1.0
Steel 17.92 -1.3 10.7 5.6 4.7 1.4 19.4 6.7 19.0 19.9
Cement 5.37 4.6 -1.2 6.3 13.3 17.3 2.5 15.7 2.3 2.8
Electricity 19.85 5.7 5.8 5.3 5.2 3.1 6.6 2.1 5.9 7.2
Overall Index 100.00 3.0 4.8 4.3 4.3 4.4 5.7 4.9 6.3 5.1



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