Eight core sectors’ output up 3.1% in November

Barring crude oil and cement, all other sectors recorded positive growth in November.

Output of eight core sectors rose by 3.1% in November as against a contraction of 1.1% in the same month last year, according to government data released on Friday.

Barring crude oil and cement, all other sectors recorded positive growth in November.

In October, these core sectors’ output had grown by 8.4%.

The growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity — stood at 13.7% during April-November this fiscal as against a negative growth of 11.1% during the same period last fiscal.

According to the data, coal production rose by 8.2%nt, natural gas by 23.7%, refinery products 4.3%, fertilisers by 2.5%, steel by 0.8%, and electricity by 1.5% in November.

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