The combined Index of Eight Core Industries grew at 18.1 percent (provisional)in May 2022 as compared to the Index of May 2021. The Index stood at 148.1 in May 2022. The production of Cement, Coal, Fertilizers and Electricity industries recorded high growth in May 2022 over the corresponding period of last year. Coal industries grew by 25.1% and Fertilizer industries were up by 22.8%. While the cement industries zoomed by 26.3%, the electricity sector increased by 22%.
The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade released the Index of Eight Core Industries (ICI) for the Month of May, 2022 today. ICI measures combined and individual performance of production in selected eight core industries viz. Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertilizers, Steel, Cement and Electricity. The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 percent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Details of yearly and monthly indices and growth rates are provided at Annex I & II respectively.
The final growth rate of Index of Eight Core Industries for February 2022 is revised to 5.9% from its provisional level 5.8%. The growth rate of ICI during April-May 2022-23 was 13.6% (P) as compared to the corresponding period of last FY.