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Core sector growth slows down to 4-month low of 4.3% in Sept

These eight segments comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP)

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
Growth of eight infrastructure sectors slowed down to 4.3 per cent in September, the lowest in the last four months, as production of crude oil and natural gas declined.

Previously, the lowest growth rate was in May 2018 when the core sectors expanded at 4.1 per cent.

Eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity had grown by 4.7 per cent in September 2017.

The output of crude oil and natural gas dipped by 4.2 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively in the month under review, according to the data released by the commerce

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 5:13 PM IST

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