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Industrial production up 4.3% in August 2018

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Sixteen out of 23 industry groups in the sector shows positive growth

India's industrial production (base year 2011-12=100) increased at moderated pace of 4.3% in August 2018, compared with 6.5% growth recorded in July 2018. The industrial production growth for July 2018 has been revised marginally downwards from 6.6% increase reported provisionally.

The output growth for sector has eased to 4.6%, while the output growth has declined 0.4% in August 2018. However, the increased at improved pace of 7.6% in August 2018.

As per the use-based classification, primary goods output rose 2.6% in August 2018 over a year ago, while the output of Infrastructure/ construction goods improved 7.8% in August 2018. The output of consumer durables increased 5.2%, while that of consumer non-durable durables moved up 6.3% in August 2018. The output of capital goods also increased 5% and intermediate goods rose 2.4% in August 2018.

In terms of industries, sixteen out of the twenty three industry groups in the sector have shown positive growth during the month of August 2018 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

The industry group furniture has shown the highest positive growth of 29.2% followed by 18.9% in wearing apparel and 12.7% in wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials.

On the other hand, the and reproduction of recorded media have shown the highest negative growth of (-) 19.2% followed by (-) 17.0% in and (-) 7.3% in computer,

The cumulative industrial production increased 5.2% in April-August FY2019 compared with 2.3% growth in April-August FY2018. The growth has improved to 5.3% in April-August FY2019 from 1.7% growth in the corresponding period last year. The output growth also improved to 3.9%, while increased 5.8% in April-August FY2019.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 18:00 IST