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The output of Eight Core Industries comprising 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) rose 3.6% in May 2018, showing moderation in growth from 4.6% rise in April 2018. Its cumulative growth was 4.1% in April to May 2018-19.

Coal production (weight: 10.33%) increased by 12.1% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 14.0% during April to May 2018-19 over corresponding period of the previous year.

Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98%) declined by 2.9% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index declined by 1.9% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88%) declined by 1.4% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.0% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04%) increased by 4.9% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 3.9% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63%) increased by 8.4% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 6.6% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Steel production (weight: 17.92%) increased by 0.5% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.1% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Cement production (weight: 5.37%) increased by 5.2% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 10.7% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

Electricity generation (weight: 19.85%) increased by 3.5% in May 2018 over May 2017. Its cumulative index increased by 2.8% during April to May 2018-19 over the corresponding period of previous year.

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