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Industrial production eases to 4.4% in March 2018
Source: IRIS | 11 May, 2018, 06.32PM
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The General Index for the month of March 2018 stands at 139.0, which is 4.4 percent higher as compared to the level in the month of March 2017. The cumulative growth for the period April-March 2017-18 over the corresponding period of the previous year stands at 4.3 percent.

The Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors for the month of March 2018 stand at 131.3, 138.6 and 156.7 respectively, with the corresponding growth rates of 2.8 percent, 4.4 percent and 5.9 percent as compared to March 2017.

In terms of industries, eleven out of the twenty three industry groups (as per 2-digit NIC-2008) in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during the month of March 2018 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

As per Use-based classification, the growth rates in March 2018 over March 2017 are 2.9 percent in Primary goods, (-) 1.8 percent in Capital goods, 2.1 percent in Intermediate goods and 8.8 percent in Infrastructure/ Construction Goods.



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