Industrial production shrinks 0.3% in December 2019: Govt data

The cumulative growth in these three sectors during April-December 2019 over the corresponding period of 2018 has been 0.6 percent, 0.5 percent, and 0.8 percent respectively, the CSO data said.

Industrial production shrinks 0.3% in December 2019: Govt data

New Delhi: India's Industrial production shrinks 0.3 per cent in December 2019 against 2.5 per cent growth in the same month year ago, according to government data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Wednesday (February 12).

According to the government data, the Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors for the month of December 2019 stand at 120.6, 134.2 and 150.2 respectively, with the corresponding growth rates of 5.4 percent, -1.2 percent and -0.1 percent as compared to December 2018. 

The cumulative growth in these three sectors during April-December 2019 over the corresponding period of 2018 has been 0.6 percent, 0.5 percent, and 0.8 percent respectively, it said.

In terms of industries, 16 out of 23 industry groups (as per 2-digit level of National Industrial Classification-2008) in the manufacturing sector have shown negative growth during the month of December 2019 as compared to the corresponding month of the previous year. 

The industry group ‘Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products’ has shown the highest negative growth of (-) 24.9 percent followed by (-) 20.3 percent in ‘Manufacture of machinery and equipment' and (-) 15.5 percent in ‘Printing and reproduction of recorded media’. 

On the other hand, the industry group ‘Manufacture of basic metals’ has shown the highest positive growth of 14.2 percent followed by 13.2 percent in ‘Manufacture of wood and products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials’ and 5.9 percent in ‘Manufacture of leather and related products’.

As per Use-based classification, the growth rates in December 2019 over December 2018 are 2.2 percent in Primary goods, (-) 18.2 percent in Capital goods, 12.5 percent in Intermediate goods and (-) 2.6 percent in Infrastructure/ Construction Goods (Statement III). 

The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 6.7 percent and (-) 3.7 percent respectively.

Along with the Quick Estimates of IIP for the month of December 2019, the indices for November 2019 have undergone the first revision and those for September 2019 have undergone the final revision in the light of the updated data received from the source agencies, the government data added.