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Eight core infrastructure output growth inches up to 6.6% in October 2016

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Cumulative growth stands at 4.9% in April-October 2016

The output of eight core infrastructure sector comprising nearly 38% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has posted healthy 6.6% growth in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to October 2016-17 was 4.9%.

Coal production (weight: 4.38%) declined by 1.6% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 0.7% over corresponding period of previous year.

Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22%) declined by 3.2% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 declined by 3.3% over the corresponding period of previous year.

The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71%) declined by 1.4% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 declined by 4.0% over the corresponding period of previous year.

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 15.1% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 8.9% over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) increased by 0.8% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 4.8% over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel production (weight: 6.68%) increased by 16.9% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 8.5% over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement production (weight: 2.41%) increased by 6.2% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 4.8% over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) increased by 2.8% in October 2016 over October 2015. Its cumulative index during April to October 2016-17 increased by 4.7% over the corresponding period of previous year.

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