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Eight core industries’ output contracts 9.6% in July

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NEW DELHI: Contracting for the fifth consecutive month, the output of eight core infrastructure sectors dropped by 9.6 per cent in July resulting from decline principally in manufacturing of metal, refinery merchandise and cement.
The manufacturing of eight core sectors had expanded by 2.6 per cent in July 2019, knowledge launched by the commerce and business ministry on Monday confirmed.
Barring fertiliser, all seven sectors — coal, crude oil, pure gasoline, refinery merchandise, metal, cement and electrical energy — recorded unfavorable progress in July.
The output of metal, refinery merchandise, cement, pure gasoline, coal, crude oil and electrical energy declined by 16.5 per cent, 13.9 per cent, 13.5 per cent, 10.2 per cent, 5.7 per cent, 4.9 per cent and a couple of.three per cent, respectively.
However, the fertiliser output grew by 6.9 per cent in the course of the month underneath overview as in opposition to 1.5 per cent in July 2019.
Throughout April-July 2020-21, the sector’s output dipped by 20.5 per cent as in comparison with a progress of three.2 per cent in the identical interval earlier yr.

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