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Core Sector Output Falls by 5.2%

  • 01 Nov 2019
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  • Except for fertilizers (output improved by 5.4% in September), the other seven infrastructure industries experienced a contraction.
    • The coal sector is the worst performer on account of an extended monsoon, a surge in renewable energy supply and labour issues at state-run Coal India Ltd.
  • The eight Core Industries in decreasing order of their weightage: Refinery Products> Electricity> Steel> Coal> Crude Oil> Natural Gas> Cement> Fertilizers.
Industry Weight (In percentage)
Petroleum & Refinery production 28.04
Electricity generation 19.85
Steel production 17.92
Coal production 10.33
Crude Oil production 8.98
Natural Gas production 6.88
Cement production 5.37
Fertilizers production 2.63


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