Highlights of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May, 2019 with Details

Highlights of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May, 2019 with Details
Highlights of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May, 2019 with Details

Highlights of the Eight Core Industries for the month of May, 2019 with Details


The cumulative growth of these industries during April-May 2019-20 was 5.7 per cent as compared to the growth of 4.4 per cent during April- May 2018-19.

The growth rate for ICI for April 2019 has been revised upward to 6.3 per cent from 2.6 per cent due to upward revisions in production of Coal, Crude Oil, Steel, Cement and Electricity.

Four out of the eight core industries registered a positive growth rate in May 2019 over May 2018.

Steel sector has registered double digit growth of 19.9 percent in the month of May 2019 over May 2018.

Electricity sector has registered growth of 7.2 percent in the month of May 2019 over May 2018, which is the highest in the last six months, i.e. since November 2018.

Electricity generation was 248.1 billion units during April-May 2019-20 as compared to 232.7 billion units in the same period of the previous year.

Cement and Coal sectors have registered moderate growth of 2.8 percent and 1.8 percent respectively in the month of May 2019 over May 2018.

The production of Coal was 58.62 million tonnes in May 2019 as compared to 56.35 million tonnes in April 2019.

Cement production was 57.7 million tonnes in April-May 2019-20 as compared to 56.3 million tonnes in the same period of the previous year.

The production of Natural Gas has remained unchanged in the month of May 2019, with production of 2662.359 million cubic meters (MCM) as compared to May 2018.

The production of Crude Oil, Refinery products and Fertilizers sectors have declined by (-) 6.9 per cent, (-) 1.5 per cent and (-) 1.0 per cent respectively in the month of May 2019 over May 2018.

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