Commodities Buzz: Domestic Coal Output Increases By 16% On Year In April 2018

The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 124.2 in April, 2018, which was 4.7 per cent higher as compared to the index of April, 2017. Its cumulative growth during April to March, 2017-18 was 4.3 per cent.

Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) increased by 16.0 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.6 per cent during April to March, 2017-18over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98per cent) declined by 0.8 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 0.9 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88per cent) increased by 7.4 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.9 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04per cent) increased by 2.7 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 4.6 per cent during April to March, 2017-18over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 4.6 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 0.03 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel production (weight: 17.92per cent) increased by 3.5 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 5.6 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) increased by 16.6 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.3 per cent during April to March, 2017-18over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) increased by 2.2 per cent in April, 2018 over April, 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 5.3 per cent during April to March, 2017-18 over the corresponding period of previous year.