Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: IIP

Core sectors’ output grows for 3rd consecutive month, increases to 11.6% in August

Last year in August, the industries had contracted by 6.9%. The eight core industries comprise 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production.

IIP grows by 1% in December on manufacturing, enters positive territory after a month

Industrial production had plunged 18.7 per cent in March last year following the Covid-19 outbreak and remained in the negative zone till August 2020.

India must check its GDP optimism. IIP data shows why

Government consumption has already reached its limits and will not be able to prop the economy up any longer.

IIP turned positive in Sept, but inflation ‘unrelenting’ at 77-month high of 7.6% in Oct

Inflation, highest since May 2014, rose both on account of food inflation and core inflation. Economists expect a prolonged pause in rate cuts by the RBI.

Industrial production shrinks by 10.4% in July on low manufacturing output

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation attributed the decline to a large number of industrial units not operating from the end of March due to the lockdown.

Industrial production contracts by 35% in May, but manufacturing shows signs of revival

Index of Industrial Production figures for May are an improvement over the 58% contraction in April, the first full month of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

IIP contracts by record 55% in April due to lockdown, but Modi govt says data not comparable

The data showed manufacturing contracted by 64 per cent in April, followed by mining at 27 per cent and electricity by 26 per cent.

Industrial output up by 2% in January as manufacturing remains weak

According to data from the NSO, the manufacturing sector output grew by 1.5 per cent as compared with a rise of 1.3 per cent in the corresponding month a year ago.

Industrial output grows 1.8% in November after 3 months of decline

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by 0.2 per cent in November 2018 on account of growth in the manufacturing sector.

GDP growth could drop below 5% in Q2 as factory output sees biggest contraction since 2011

Index of Industrial Production contracted by 4.3% in September, with most sectors witnessing a decline. Economists don’t predict a rosy future either.

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Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.