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Index of Core Industries

Current context: The Index of Eight Core Industries for the month of August has been released.
Index of Core Industries
  • The Eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 % of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). 
  • The combined Index of Eight Core Industries declined by 0.5% as compared to the index of August 2018 and stood at 128.2 in August 2019.
  • Coal production (weight: 10.33 per cent) declined by 8.6 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Crude Oil production (weight: 8.98 per cent) declined by 5.4 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • The Natural Gas production (weight: 6.88 per cent) declined by 3.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Petroleum Refinery production (weight: 28.04 per cent) increased by 2.6 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Fertilizers production (weight: 2.63 per cent) increased by 2.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Steel production (weight: 17.92 per cent) increased by 5.0 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Cement production (weight: 5.37 per cent) declined by 4.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.
  • Electricity generation (weight: 19.85 per cent) declined by 2.9 per cent in August, 2019 over August, 2018.

Question: 

Q.1 Which among the following doesn’t come under the 8 core Industries?
a. Electricity
b. Cement
c. Fertilizer
d. Steel
e. None of the above
Index of Core Industries Index of Core Industries Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 30, 2019 Rating: 5

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