Core sector growth slips to a decade low of 2.6% in FY'13

Reflecting slowdown in the economy, the growth rate of core infrastructure industries slipped to a decade low of 2.6 percent in 2012-13 mainly on account of declining output of crude oil and natural gas.

Core sector contracts 2.5% in Feb; worst performance in decades

Dragged down by natural gas and fertilisers sectors, the eight core industries shrank 2.5 percent in February, a worst ever performance in decades, which is likely to result in muted overall factory output numbers.

Core sector growth slows down to 3.6% in June

Reflecting a slowdown, the growth of eight core sectors slipped to 3.6 percent in June, weighed down by contraction in natural gas, fertiliser and steel output.