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Output of eight core industries rises to 4.9% in August

It had risen by 3.1% in the corresponding month of the previous year

Agencies  |  New Delhi 

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The output of India's eight major industries expanded exponentially in by 4.9 per cent from a rise of 2.6 per cent during the previous month, official data showed on Tuesday.

The Index of Eight Core Industries (ECI), representing the output of major industrial sectors like coal, steel, and electricity, had risen by 3.1 per cent in the corresponding month of the previous year.

Eight infrastructure sectors include coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, electricity, steel, cement, and fertiliser, accounting for about 40 per cent weight in index of industrial production.

production grew 10.3 per cent in from a year ago, while output grew 15.3 per cent.


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First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 17:41 IST