Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100)



Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100)
1.         The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2004-05) is given at the Annexure.
2.         The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 180.7 in January, 2016, which was 2.9 % higher compared to the index of January, 2015. Its cumulative growth during April to January, 2015-16 was 2.0 %.

Coal
3.         Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 9.1 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April toJanuary, 2015-16 increased by 5.1 % over corresponding period of previous year.
Crude Oil
4.         Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) decreased by 4.6 % in January2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January, 2015-16 decreased by 1.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Natural Gas
5.         The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) declined by 15.3 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative indexduring April to January2015-16 declined by 4.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Refinery Products (93% of Crude Throughput)
6.         Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 4.8 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January2015-16 increased by 2.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Fertilizers
7.         Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) increased by 6.2 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to January2015-16 increased by 9.7 % over the corresponding period of previous year.
Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)
8.         Steel production (weight: 6.68%) declined by 2.8 % in January2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during April toJanuary2015-16 declined by 2.0 over the corresponding period of previous year.
Cement
9.         Cement production (weight: 2.41%) increased by 9.0 % in January, 2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index during Aprilto January2015-16 increased by 3.0 over the corresponding period of previous year.
Electricity
10.       Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) increased by 6.0 % in January2016 over January, 2015. Its cumulative index duringApril to January2015-16 increased by 4.2 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Note 1: Data are provisional. Revision has been made based on revised data received for corresponding month of previous year in respect of Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Product, Steel, Cement and Electricity. Accordingly, indices for the month January, 2015 have been revised.
Note 2: Release of the index for February, 2016 will be on Thursday, 31st March, 2016.

Annexure
Performance of Eight Core Industries

Yearly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2004-05=100



INDEX
Sector
Weight
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
Apr-Jan 2014-15
Apr-Jan 2015-16
Coal
4.379
139.7
141.5
148.1
150.0
162.6
154.5
162.4
Crude Oil
5.216
111.0
112.1
111.4
111.2
110.2
110.7
109.4
Natural Gas
1.708
164.4
149.7
128.1
111.5
106.0
106.9
102.6
Refinery Products
5.939
129.7
133.7
172.5
175.0
175.7
175.9
180.6
Fertilizers
1.254
103.4
103.8
100.2
101.8
101.7
102.6
112.6
Steel
6.684
157.7
174.0
181.1
201.9
211.2
212.1
208.0
Cement
2.406
164.2
175.2
188.7
194.5
205.2
204.0
210.0
Electricity
10.316
138.1
149.3
155.3
164.6
178.4
180.0
187.6
Overall Index
37.903
138.4
145.3
154.7
161.2
168.4
168.2
171.5




GROWTH RATES (in %)
Sector
Weight
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
Apr-Jan 2014-15
Apr-Jan 2015-16
Coal
4.379
-0.2
1.3
4.6
1.3
8.4
8.4
5.1
Crude Oil
5.216
11.9
1.0
-0.6
-0.2
-0.9
-1.0
-1.2
Natural Gas
1.708
10.0
-8.9
-14.5
-13.0
-4.9
-5.0
-4.0
Refinery Products#
5.939
3.0
3.1
29.0
1.5
0.4
0.7
2.7
Fertilizers
1.254
0.0
0.4
-3.4
1.5
-0.1
-0.5
9.7
Steel
6.684
13.2
10.3
4.1
11.5
4.6
6.6
-2.0
Cement
2.406
4.5
6.7
7.7
3.1
5.5
7.0
3.0
Electricity
10.316
5.6
8.1
4.0
6.0
8.4
9.3
4.2
Overall Index
37.903
6.6
5.0
6.5
4.2
4.5
5.3
2.0

#Refinery Products’ yearly growth rate of 2012-13 is not comparable with other years on account of inclusion of RIL (SEZ) production data since April, 2012.

Performance of Eight Core Industries

Monthly Index & Growth Rate

Base Year: 2004-05=100

INDEX
Sector
Coal
Crude Oil
Natural Gas
Refinery Products
Fertilizers
Steel
Cement
Electricity
Overall Index
Weight
4.379
5.216
1.708
5.939
1.254
6.684
2.406
10.316
37.903
Jan-15
183.7
112.5
109.1
185.7
111.6
222.9
216.5
176.7
175.6
Feb-15
185.9
101.5
95.8
166.0
97.5
195.9
205.7
164.8
161.5
Mar-15
220.4
113.9
107.2
182.5
96.9
217.3
217.4
175.9
177.8
Apr-15
156.0
106.6
100.9
161.3
87.3
201.3
213.6
176.0
162.4
May-15
156.5
112.5
107.8
186.0
101.8
231.7
221.3
194.0
178.6
Jun-15
148.1
109.5
102.9
183.9
105.3
221.1
215.0
181.8
171.2
Jul-15
134.7
110.7
99.0
176.2
111.3
206.3
209.7
190.3
168.0
Aug-15
139.0
112.8
107.2
185.1
119.0
197.5
197.2
194.3
169.6
Sep-15
143.2
107.4
103.9
170.3
119.4
197.5
195.8
194.4
166.8
Oct-15
168.4
111.3
105.6
172.5
122.1
209.4
207.4
201.1
175.4
Nov-15
180.3
107.3
102.6
185.9
118.4
194.6
185.9
174.2
166.8
Dec-15
197.4
108.7
103.4
190.2
122.6
203.6
217.9
182.4
175.7
Jan-16
200.4
107.3
92.5
194.7
118.5
216.7
236.1
187.3
180.7


GROWTH RATES (in %)
Sector
Coal
Crude Oil
Natural Gas
Refinery Products
Fertilizers
Steel
Cement
Electricity
Overall Index
Weight
4.379
5.216
1.708
5.939
1.254
6.684
2.406
10.316
37.903
Jan-15
0.9
-2.3
-6.0
4.7
7.1
3.4
0.2
3.3
2.3
Feb-15
11.6
-1.9
-8.1
-1.0
-0.4
-4.4
2.7
5.2
1.4
Mar-15
6.0
1.7
-1.5
-1.3
5.2
-4.4
-4.2
1.7
-0.1
Apr-15
7.9
-2.7
-3.6
-2.9
0.0
0.6
-2.4
-1.1
-0.4
May-15
7.8
0.8
-3.1
7.9
1.3
2.6
2.6
5.5
4.4
Jun-15
6.3
-0.7
-5.9
7.5
5.8
4.9
2.6
0.2
3.0
Jul-15
0.3
-0.4
-4.4
2.9
8.6
-2.6
1.3
3.5
1.1
Aug-15
0.4
5.6
3.7
5.8
12.6
-5.9
5.4
5.6
2.6
Sep-15
1.9
-0.1
0.9
0.5
18.1
-2.5
-1.5
10.8
3.2
Oct-15
6.3
-2.1
-1.8
-4.4
16.2
-1.2
11.7
8.8
3.2
Nov-15
3.5
-3.3
-3.9
2.5
13.5
-8.4
-1.8
0.0
-1.3
Dec-15
6.1
-4.1
-6.1
2.1
13.1
-4.4
3.2
2.7
0.9
Jan-16
9.1
-4.6
-15.3
4.8
6.2
-2.8
9.0
6.0
2.9

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