Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) August, 2018

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 stands at 128.1 in August, 2018, which was 4.2per centhigheras compared to the index of August, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to August, 2018-19was 5.5per cent.

Coal

3.       Coal production (weight: 10.33per cent)increased by 2.4 per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 10.3 per centduring April to August, 2018-19over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

4.       Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98per cent) declinedby 3.7 per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 3.3 per centduring April to August, 2018-19over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

5.       The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88per cent) increased by 1.1per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 0.6 per centduring April to August, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

6.       Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04per cent) increased by 5.1 per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 7.4 per centduring April to August, 2018-19over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

7.       Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) declined by 5.3 per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 1.7 per centduring April to August, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

8.       Steel production (weight: 17.92per cent)increasedby 3.9 per cent in August, 2018 over August, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 3.4per centduring April to August, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

9.       Cement production (weight: 5.37per cent) increasedby 14.3per cent in August, 2018over August, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 14.7per centduring April to August, 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

10.     Electricity generation (weight: 19.85per cent) increased by5.4per centin August, 2018over August, 2017. Its cumulative indexincreased by5.3 per cent during April to August, 2018-19over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for June, 2018, July, 2018 and August, 2018are 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 pro rata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.

Note 4: Release of the index for September, 2018 will be on Wednesday, 31stOctober, 2018.

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-Aug 2017-18 Apr-Aug 2018-19
Coal 10.3335 103.2 104.2 112.6 118 121.8 124.9 104.5 115.3
Crude Oil 8.9833 99.4 99.2 98.4 97 94.5 93.7 95.2 92.1
Natural Gas 6.8768 85.6 74.5 70.5 67.2 66.5 68.4 68.8 68.4
Refinery Products 28.0376 107.2 108.6 108.8 114.1 119.7 125.2 120.4 129.3
Fertilizers 2.6276 96.7 98.1 99.4 106.4 106.6 106.6 103.7 105.5
Steel 17.9166 107.9 115.8 121.7 120.2 133.1 140.5 137.1 141.7
Cement 5.372 107.5 111.5 118.1 123.5 122 129.7 124.5 142.8
Electricity 19.853 104 110.3 126.6 133.8 141.6 149.2 152.7 160.8
Overall Index 100 103.8 106.5 111.7 115.1 120.5 125.7 122.1 128.9
Growth Rates(in per cent)
Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Apr-Aug 2017-18 Apr-Aug 2018-19
Coal 10.3335 3.2 1 8 4.8 3.2 2.6 -0.2 10.3
Crude Oil 8.9833 -0.6 -0.2 -0.9 -1.4 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3 -3.3
Natural Gas 6.8768 -14.4 -12.9 -5.3 -4.7 -1 2.9 4.8 -0.6
Refinery Products 28.0376 7.2 1.4 0.2 4.9 4.9 4.6 1 7.4
Fertilizers 2.6276 -3.3 1.5 1.3 7 0.2 0.03 -0.9 1.7
Steel 17.9166 7.9 7.3 5.1 -1.3 10.7 5.6 6 3.4
Cement 5.372 7.5 3.7 5.9 4.6 -1.2 6.3 -1.7 14.7
Electricity 19.853 4 6.1 14.8 5.7 5.8 5.3 6.1 5.3
Overall Index 100 3.8 2.6 4.9 3 4.8 4.3 3 5.5
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 5.372 19.853 100
Aug-17 101.3 95.1 69.5 121.6 115.4 139 117.3 155.4 123
Sep-17 103.1 92 68.8 122.7 105.3 138.7 119.8 150.5 122
Oct-17 119.4 95.7 71 132.1 116.8 146.7 125.2 149.8 128.7
Nov-17 133.5 90.8 68.5 126 111.8 137.5 125.4 140.1 124.1
Dec-17 142.6 94.2 69.2 133.1 112.1 138 135.3 143.9 128.8
Jan-18 149.5 93.8 67.6 135.4 105.5 145 140.6 149.5 132.5
Feb-18 143.2 86.1 62.1 120.9 102.2 141.7 138 136.1 123.2
Mar-18 184.9 95.8 69.8 130.3 107 153.2 149.6 156.7 138.5
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-18 120.3 90.9 67.4 133.8 108.3 142.7 149.5 159.9 131
Jul-18 108.1 91.2 68.5 134.1 110 140.3 135.9 162.1 129.2
Aug-18 103.8 91.6 70.2 127.7 109.4 144.5 134.2 163.8 128.1
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 5.372 19.853 100
Aug-17 15.4 -1.6 4.2 2.4 -0.6 2.2 0.7 8.3 4.4
Sep-17 10.4 0.1 6.3 8.1 -7.7 3.7 0.1 3.4 4.7
Oct-17 3.9 -0.4 2.8 7.5 3 8.6 -1.3 3.2 5
Nov-17 0.7 0.2 2.4 8.2 0.3 14.5 16.9 3.9 6.9
Dec-17 0.4 -2.1 1.1 6.6 3 0.4 17.7 4.4 3.8
Jan-18 3.8 -3.2 -1.2 11 -1.6 1.7 19.6 7.7 6.2
Feb-18 1.3 -2.4 -1.8 7.8 5.2 5 23 4.6 5.4
Mar-18 9.1 -1.6 1 1.1 3.2 4.7 13.5 6 4.5
Apr-18 15.2 -0.8 5.7 2.7 4.6 3 21.9 2.1 4.7
May-18 12 -2.9 -1.4 4.9 8.4 -0.1 13 4.1 4.1
Jun-18 11.8 -3.4 -2.7 12.1 1 3.4 13.2 8.4 7.6
Jul-18 9.8 -5.4 -5.2 12.3 1.3 6.9 11.1 6.7 7.3
Aug-18 2.4 -3.7 1.1 5.1 -5.3 3.9 14.3 5.4 4.2

Source: PIB.

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