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Index of Core Industries

Published on September 30, 2019
Current context: The Index of Eight Core Industries for the month of August has been released.
Index of Core Industries
  • The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). 
  • The combined Index of Eight Core Industries declined by 0.5% as compared to the index of August 2018 and stood at 128.2 in August 2019.
  • Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) declined by 8.6 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 5.4 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) declined by 3.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 2.6 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 2.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 5.0 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) declined by 4.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) declined by 2.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.

Question: 

Q.1 Which among the following doesn’t come under the 8 core Industries?
a. Electricity
b. Cement
c. Fertilizer
d. Steel
e. None of the above
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