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Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 178.6 in May

India Blooms News Service | | 30 Jun 2015, 09:31 pm
New Delhi, June 30 (IBNS) The combined Index of Eight Core Industries stands at 178.6 in May, 2015, which was 4.4 % higher compared to the index of May, 2014, official data said on Tuesday.

The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 38 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

Coal production (weight: 4.38 %) increased by 7.8 % in May, 2015 over May, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to May, 2015-16 increased by 7.9 % over corresponding period of previous year.


Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22 %) increased by 0.8 % in May, 2015 over May, 2014. Its cumulative index during April to May, 2015-16 declined by 1.0 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

The Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71 %) declined by 3.1 % in May, 2015. Its cumulative indexduring April to May, 2015-16 declined by 3.3 % over the corresponding period of previous year.

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 5.94%) increased by 7.9 % in May, 2015. Its cumulative index during April to May, 2015-16 increased by 2.6 % over the corresponding period of previous year.