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Industrial Output Growth Slips to 2% in June As Manufacturing Sector Slows Down

There was a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, which grew at 1.2 percent in June 2019 as compared to 6.9 percent a year ago.

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Updated:August 9, 2019, 6:53 PM IST
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Industrial Output Growth Slips to 2% in June As Manufacturing Sector Slows Down
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New Delhi: India's industrial production growth slipped to a four-month low of 2% in June, mainly due to poor performance of mining and manufacturing sectors, according to government data released on Friday.

Factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), had expanded by 7 percent in June 2018.

The previous low in IIP growth was in February 2019, when it had inched up 0.2 percent. Thereafter, IIP grew at 2.7 percent in March, 4.3 percent in April and 4.6 percent in May this year.

According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, industrial output grew at 3.6 percent in April-June quarter this fiscal, down from 5.1 percent growth a year ago.

There was a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, which grew at 1.2 percent in June 2019 as compared to 6.9 percent a year ago.

Capital goods segment, which is a barometer of investment, saw a contraction of 6.5 percent in June compared to 9.7 percent growth a year ago.

Mining growth dropped to 1.6 percent in June from 6.5 percent in the corresponding month of the last fiscal.

The expansion in power generation sector stood at 8.2 percent, compared to 8.5 percent earlier.

As per use-based classification, primary goods segment grew 0.5 per cent, intermediate goods 12.4 per cent and infrastructure/construction goods (-) 1.8 per cent in June 2019.

Consumer durables and non-durables recorded growth of (-) 5.5 per cent and 7.8 per cent, respectively.

In terms of industries, 8 out of 23 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during June as compared to the same month a year ago.

The industry group 'Manufacture of basic metals' showed the highest growth of 17.7 per cent, followed by 16.5 per cent in food products and 10.3 per cent in tobacco products.

On the other hand, the industry group Manufacture of paper and paper products' witnessed the highest negative growth of (-) 19.9 per cent, followed by (-) 14.3 per cent in 'Manufacture of furniture' and (-) 13.9 per cent in 'Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers'.

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