Core sectors growth dips to 4 pc in Sept


However, cumulatively the index of six core industries having a combined weight of 26.7 per cent in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) posted a growth rate of 5 per cent during the first six months of the current fiscal (April-September, 2009 as against 3.4 per cent during the corresponding period of the previous year.

Petroleum refinery production registered a growth of 3.4 per cent in September 2009 compared to growth of 2.8 per cent in the same month last year. Coal production grew by 11.6 per cent compared to an increase of 8 per cent during the same period of 2008-09.

Electricity generation registered a growth of 7.5 per cent in September 2009 compared to a growth rate of 4.4 per cent in September 2008.  Cement production registered a growth of 6.5 per cent in September 2009 compared to 8.1 per cent in same month last year.

Cement Production grew by 12.3 per cent during April-September 2009-10 compared to an increase of 5.5 per cent during the same period of 2008-09. Finished steel production (weight of 5.13 per cent in the IIP) grew by 3 per cent during April-September 2009-10 compared to an increase of 3.3 per cent in the same period of 2008-09.

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