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Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) August, 2017

Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2011-12=100) August, 2017           The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2011-12) is given at the Annexure.

            The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 123.6 in August, 2017, which was 4.9 % higher compared to the index of August, 2016. Its cumulative growth during April to August, 2017-18 was 3.0 %.

Coal

            Coal production (weight: 10.33 %) increased by 15.3% in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 0.2% during April to August, 2017-18 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil

            Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 %) declined by 1.6 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 0.3% during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Natural Gas

            The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 %) increased by 4.2 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 4.8 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products

            Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04%) increased by 2.4 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 1.0 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers

            Fertilizer production (weight: 2.63 %) declined by 0.7 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 1.1 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel

            Steel production (weight: 17.92 %) increased by 3.0 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 6.0 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement

            Cement production (weight: 5.37%) declined by 1.3 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index declined by 3.3 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity

            Electricity generation (weight: 19.85%) increased by 10.3 % in August, 2017 over August, 2016. Its cumulative index increased by 6.5 % during April to August, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data for June, 2017, July, 2017and August, 2017 are provisional.

Note 2: Since April, 2014, Electricity generation data from Renewable sources are also   included.

Note 3: The industry-wise weights indicated above are individual industry weight derived from IIP and blown up on pro rata basis to a combined weight of ICI equal to 100.

Note 4: Release of the index for September, 2017 will be on Tuesday, 31st October, 2017.

Annexure

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Yearly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100 

INDEX

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Apr-Aug 2016-17 Apr-Aug 2017-18
Coal 10.3335 103.2 104.2 112.6 118.0 121.8 104.6 104.4
Crude Oil 8.9833 99.4 99.2 98.4 97.0 94.5 95.4 95.2
Natural Gas 6.8768 85.6 74.5 70.5 67.2 66.5 65.7 68.8
Refinery Products 28.0376 107.2 108.6 108.8 114.1 119.7 119.2 120.4
Fertilizers 2.6276 96.7 98.1 99.4 106.4 106.6 104.6 103.5
Steel 17.9166 107.9 115.8 121.7 120.2 133.1 129.4 137.2
Cement 5.3720 107.5 111.5 118.1 123.5 122.0 126.7 122.5
Electricity 19.8530 104.0 110.3 126.6 133.8 141.6 143.9 153.3
Overall Index 100.0000 103.8 106.5 111.7 115.1 120.5 118.6 122.1

 GROWTH RATES (in %)

Sector Weight 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 Apr-Aug 2016-17 Apr-Aug 2017-18
Coal 10.3335 3.2 1.0 8.0 4.8 3.2 2.3 -0.2
Crude Oil 8.9833 -0.6 -0.2 -0.9 -1.4 -2.5 -3.1 -0.3
Natural Gas 6.8768 -14.4 -12.9 -5.3 -4.7 -1.0 -3.9 4.8
Refinery Products 28.0376 7.2 1.4 0.2 4.9 4.9 7.4 1.0
Fertilizers 2.6276 -3.3 1.5 1.3 7.0 0.2 1.7 -1.1
Steel 17.9166 7.9 7.3 5.1 -1.3 10.7 8.7 6.0
Cement 5.3720 7.5 3.7 5.9 4.6 -1.2 4.3 -3.3
Electricity 19.8530 4.0 6.1 14.8 5.7 5.8 6.8 6.5
Overall Index 100.0000 3.8 2.6 4.9 3.0 4.8 5.4 3.0

 Performance of Eight Core Industries

Monthly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2011-12=100

Index

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.0000
Aug-16 87.8 96.6 66.6 118.7 116.2 136.1 116.5 143.5 117.8
Sep-16 93.4 91.9 64.7 113.5 114.1 133.8 119.7 145.6 116.5
Oct-16 114.9 96.1 69.0 122.9 113.4 135.1 126.9 145.1 122.5
Nov-16 132.5 90.6 66.9 116.5 111.5 120.1 107.3 134.9 116.1
Dec-16 142.0 96.2 68.4 124.9 108.8 137.5 115.0 137.8 124.1
Jan-17 144.1 96.9 68.4 122.0 107.2 142.6 117.6 138.9 124.8
Feb-17 141.4 88.1 63.2 112.1 97.2 134.9 112.2 130.2 116.9
Mar-17 169.5 97.4 69.1 128.9 103.6 146.2 131.8 147.9 132.5
Apr-17 103.1 92.6 63.5 116.0 89.0 134.1 122.3 150.6 118.7
May-17 111.8 97.6 69.7 125.4 98.3 142.9 128.6 158.1 126.8
Jun-17 107.6 94.1 69.3 119.4 106.3 137.8 127.9 147.4 121.4
Jul-17 98.5 96.4 72.2 119.3 108.6 131.0 118.7 151.8 120.1
Aug-17 101.2 95.1 69.5 121.6 115.4 140.1 115.0 158.3 123.6

 Growth Rates (in %)

Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Cement Electricity Overall Index
Weight 10.3335 8.9833 6.8768 28.0376 2.6276 17.9166 5.3720 19.8530 100.0000
Aug-16 -9.7 -3.9 -5.9 2.5 2.5 16.7 3.1 2.2 3.1
Sep-16 -6.7 -4.1 -5.9 6.9 0.3 16.1 6.7 5.1 5.3
Oct-16 -1.9 -3.2 -1.5 12.6 0.7 17.4 6.2 3.0 7.1
Nov-16 6.1 -5.4 -2.1 -0.7 4.2 5.4 0.5 9.5 3.2
Dec-16 3.6 -0.8 -0.4 5.4 -2.9 15.9 -8.7 6.4 5.6
Jan-17 3.5 1.3 11.6 0.0 -1.2 11.3 -13.3 5.2 3.4
Feb-17 6.6 -3.4 -2.1 -2.8 -4.0 8.7 -15.8 1.2 0.6
Mar-17 10.6 0.9 9.6 2.0 -3.0 11.0 -6.8 6.2 5.2
Apr-17 -3.3 -0.6 2.0 0.2 6.2 9.0 -5.2 5.3 2.6
May-17 -3.2 0.7 4.5 5.4 -5.9 3.8 -1.4 8.2 3.9
Jun-17 -6.7 0.6 6.4 -0.2 -3.6 5.8 -6.3 2.2 0.8
Jul-17 0.6 -0.5 6.6 -2.7 0.2 9.2 -2.0 6.5 2.6
Aug-17 15.3 -1.6 4.2 2.4 -0.7 3.0 -1.3 10.3 4.9

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