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Eight core infra sector output dips 38.1% in April 2020
(17:19, 29 May 2020)

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The-output-of-Eight-Core-Industries-declined-by-38.1%-in-April-2020-compared-to-decline-of-9%-in-the-previous-month-of-March-2020.-In-view-of-nationwide-lockdown-during-April-2020-due-to-COVID-19-pandemic,-various-industries-viz.-Coal,-Cement,-Steel,-Natural-Gas,-Refinery,-Crude-Oil-etc-experienced-substantial-loss-of-production.

Final-growth-rate-of-Index-of-Eight-Core-Industries-for-January-2020-remains-unchanged-at-2.2%.-The-Eight-Core-Industries-comprise-40.27%-of-the-weight-of-items-included-in-the-Index-of-Industrial-Production-(IIP).

Coal-production-(weight:-10.33%)-declined-by-15.5%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-0.4%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-corresponding-period-of-the-previous-year.

Crude-Oil-Crude-Oil-production-(weight:-8.98%)-declined-by-6.4%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-5.9%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

The-Natural-Gas-production-(weight:-6.88-%)-declined-by-19.9%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-5.6%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Petroleum-Refinery-production-(weight:-28.04%)-declined-by-24.2%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-0.2%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Fertilizers-production-(weight:-2.63%)-declined-by-4.5%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-2.7%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Steel-production-(weight:-17.92%)-declined-by-83.9%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-3.4%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Cement-production-(weight:-5.37%)-declined-by-86.0%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-0.9%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Electricity-generation-(weight:-19.85%)-declined-by-22.8%-in-April-2020over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-1.0%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.-

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The-output-of-Eight-Core-Industries-declined-by-38.1%-in-April-2020-compared-to-decline-of-9%-in-the-previous-month-of-March-2020.-In-view-of-nationwide-lockdown-during-April-2020-due-to-COVID-19-pandemic,-various-industries-viz.-Coal,-Cement,-Steel,-Natural-Gas,-Refinery,-Crude-Oil-etc-experienced-substantial-loss-of-production.

Final-growth-rate-of-Index-of-Eight-Core-Industries-for-January-2020-remains-unchanged-at-2.2%.-The-Eight-Core-Industries-comprise-40.27%-of-the-weight-of-items-included-in-the-Index-of-Industrial-Production-(IIP).

Coal-production-(weight:-10.33%)-declined-by-15.5%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-0.4%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-corresponding-period-of-the-previous-year.

Crude-Oil-Crude-Oil-production-(weight:-8.98%)-declined-by-6.4%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-5.9%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

The-Natural-Gas-production-(weight:-6.88-%)-declined-by-19.9%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-5.6%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Petroleum-Refinery-production-(weight:-28.04%)-declined-by-24.2%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-0.2%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Fertilizers-production-(weight:-2.63%)-declined-by-4.5%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-2.7%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Steel-production-(weight:-17.92%)-declined-by-83.9%-in-April-2020-over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-3.4%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Cement-production-(weight:-5.37%)-declined-by-86.0%-in-April-2020-over-April-2019.-Its-cumulative-index-declined-by-0.9%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.

Electricity-generation-(weight:-19.85%)-declined-by-22.8%-in-April-2020over-April2019.-Its-cumulative-index-increased-by-1.0%-during-April-to-March,-2019-20-over-the-corresponding-period-of-previous-year.-

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