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Industrial production rises to 4.9% in April 2018
Source: IRIS | 12 Jun, 2018, 05.51PM
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Industrial production, as represented by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of April 2018 stands at 123.0, which is 4.9 percent 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 stands at 4.3 percent.

The Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors for the month of April 2018 stand at 103.8, 123.4 and 153.7 respectively, with the corresponding growth rates of 5.1 percent, 5.2 percent and 2.1 percent as compared to April 2017.

In terms of industries, sixteen 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 April 2018 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

As per Use-based classification, the growth rates in April 2018 over April 2017 are 3.1 percent in Primary goods, 13.0 percent in Capital goods, 1.6 percent in Intermediate goods and 7.5 percent in Infrastructure/ Construction Goods.



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