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Government of India

Ministry of Commerce& Industry
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
Office of the Economic Adviser
Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100)
February, 2015
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 161.5 in February, 2015, which was 1.4 %
higher compared to the index of February, 2014. Its cumulative growth during
April to February, 2014-15 was 3.8 %.
Coal
3.
Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 11.6 % in February, 2015
over February, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to February, 2014-15
increased by 8.5 % over corresponding period of previous year.
Crude Oil
4.
Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) declined by 1.9 % in February,
2015 over February, 2014. The cumulative index of Crude Oil during April to
February, 2014-15 declined by 1.1 % over the corresponding period of
previous year.
Natural Gas
5.
The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) declined by 8.1 % in
February, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to February, 2014-15
declined by 5.5 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

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94%) declined by 1.6 % during April to February. 30th April. Fertilizers 7.0 % in February. 2014-15 increased by 0. Electricity 10. Natural Gas. Refinery Product. 2015 and it registered a cumulative growth of 8. Its cumulative growth during April to February. Cement 9. 2014-15 increased by 1. Fertilizer production (weight: 1. Page 2 of 4 . Cement and Electricity.7 % in February. Note 1: Data are provisional. 2015. Steel production (weight: 6.5 % over the corresponding period of previous year.5 % over the corresponding period of previous year. indices for the month February.93% of Crude Throughput) 6. Cement production (weight: 2. Electricity generation (weight: 10. Its cumulative index during April to February. 2015. 2014-15 was 6.4 % in February.2 % in February.1 % over the corresponding period of previous year. 2014-15 over the corresponding period of previous year. Note 2: Release of the index for March. 2015. Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.32%) increased by 5. Its cumulative index during April to February. 2015. Its cumulative index during April to February. Steel. 2014 have been revised.68%) declined by 4.Refinery Products (0. 2014-15 declined by 0.25%) declined by 0.4 % in February.1 % over the corresponding period of previous year. Crude Oil. Accordingly.41%) increased by 2. 2015. 2015 will be on Thursday. Revision has been made based on revised data received for corresponding month of previous year in respect of Coal. Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy) 8.

9 129.4 8.1 200.6 Overall Index 37.1 -0.7 172.939 -0.2 -0.406 10.9 -14.254 103.7 102.1 4.0 139.1 4.5 164.7 0.8 # 2012-13 Apr-Feb 13-14 2010-11 Refinery Products’ yearly growth rates of 2012-13 are not comparable with other years on account of inclusion of RIL (SEZ) production data since April.9 Natural Gas 1.6 201.6 10.316 6.8 Sector GROWTH RATES (in %) Sector Weight 2009-10 Coal 4.6 1.7 Cement 2.6 -0.5 174.708 44.2 Steel 6.9 138.7 128.3 164.1 150.0 3.0 6.4 191.5 11.939 125.1 109.5 2.0 3.5 204. Page 3 of 4 .8 100.0 1.2 101.2 10.2 5.4 111.7 141.7 7.684 139.5 -13.379 140.3 4.1 Fertilizers 1.8 138.9 178.316 130.1 175.5 4.4 103.8 102.0 Overall Index 37.5 111.7 133.5 Refinery Products 5.3 154.254 12.0 159.0 -13.6 8.2 188.0 -8.1 -1. 2012.1 10.216 Natural Gas 2013-14 Apr-Feb 14-15 2011-12 8.2 -0.4 -3.2 175.0 0.6 Refinery Products 5.5 6.708 149.4 145.7 165.903 6.9 1.406 157.1 8.1 164.3 Electricity 10.5 4.7 157.4 1.6 6.2 111.0 144.2 3.5 Fertilizers 1.3 0.7 194.7 174.5 0.4 149.4 3.7 3.1 111.1 1.9 174.4 103.903 129.379 Crude Oil 5.684 6.216 99.1 111.0 6.1 29.4 1.Annexure Performance of Eight Core Industries Yearly Index & Growth Rate Base Year: 2004-05=100 INDEX Weight 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Apr-Feb 13-14 Apr-Feb 14-15 Coal 4.6 5.1 149.0 181.4 6.3 4.7 105.1 111.5 148.3 -5.8 199.0 13.5 Steel 6.0 112.3 155.6 163.7 Electricity 10.4 1.7 161.3 157.1 Cement 2.0 -0.9 11.1 Crude Oil 5.2 1.0 6.3 1.

6 Oct-14 158.1 3.6 166.3 2.1 -1.684 2.254 6.7 165.4 109.0 2.6 4.0 4.1 -7.7 1.0 175.2 13.3 -6.8 Feb-15 11.3 99.1 103.5 2.1 -1.0 111.4 *** Page 4 of 4 .9 217.2 1.5 176.9 182.8 -6.1 0.7 11.2 -7.9 211.0 8.3 17.6 104.8 183.4 198.1 209.8 217.8 166.1 -2.3 2.5 170.7 174.406 10.2 113.3 12.3 Jun-14 8.9 184.5 Cement Apr-14 3.1 189.5 102.1 -6.2 172.0 -0.2 -2.4 2.3 -4.7 183.316 37.939 1.8 Sep-14 7.7 -2.4 183.7 164.939 1.4 206.0 -4.5 196.2 -3.4 186.216 1.7 5.4 11.1 105.1 -2.6 0.379 5.3 104.8 1.708 5.1 108.5 -0.9 205.2 180.5 195.5 -4.9 May-14 145.7 101.2 168.5 6.406 10.3 112.9 Jul-14 134.316 37.5 104.6 218.8 163.5 -0.3 -0.6 -9.1 5.8 190.2 Mar-14 208.4 16.7 7.903 0.2 -1.7 Dec-14 7.1 10.4 -4.6 100.4 0.3 Nov-14 14.4 -4.5 11.6 -1.4 195.8 200.2 175.3 187.0 3.7 2.2 4.9 -8.2 167.4 -3.2 -2.8 174.7 6.5 2.9 -4.5 103.5 -11.2 175.5 163.3 11.9 175.4 Jan-15 1.3 160.1 6.8 103.8 87.6 107.2 108.6 169.0 13.4 Apr-14 140.7 172.7 97.5 Electricity Overall Index GROWTH RATES (in %) Sector Coal Crude Oil Natural Gas Refinery Products Fertilizers Steel Weight Feb-14 4.8 Feb-15 185.684 2.0 97.7 Jun-14 139.7 1.9 101.8 161.216 1.2 1.5 6.4 192.2 6.3 10.0 112.8 185.9 -8.0 106.6 -2.9 204.5 95.9 Nov-14 174.3 Jul-14 6.2 181.3 -1.5 109.6 4.7 Aug-14 13.9 Aug-14 138.7 11.6 -2.1 165.2 111.1 1.4 109.0 -5.5 105.1 107.2 4.1 Sep-14 140.0 5.2 Dec-14 186.3 -2.7 Jan-15 185.3 9.9 1.2 6.0 -0.6 108.5 200.6 165.2 2.4 156.8 102.3 -4.0 113.6 111.3 216.2 May-14 5.4 2.6 106.5 214.6 15.4 173.7 7.6 5.7 -1.5 185.708 5.8 3.5 207.9 8.7 -2.2 226.9 Oct-14 16.2 11.4 2.4 3.1 Mar-14 0.7 209.2 -1.6 159.2 110.8 1.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 Feb-14 4.9 160.2 -1.1 -1.2 3.379 5.9 111.254 6.2 171.903 166.1 175.1 197.0 -9.7 181.8 92.1 214.7 111.5 -1.