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Industrial production shrinks 0.3% in December

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  • February 14, 2020
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Industrial production shrinks 0.3% in December

In news:

  • The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had grown by 2.5% in December 2018.
  • India’s industrial production growth turned negative in December, contracting by 0.3%, mainly on account of a decline in manufacturing sector output
  • According to the National Statistical Office (NSO) data, the manufacturing sector output contracted by 1.2% in December 2019 as against a growth 2.9%

From Prelims Point of View:

Index of Industrial Production 

  • Growth rates in different industry groups of the economy in a fixed period of time.
  • It is compiled and published monthly by the Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

Composite indicator rate of industry groups classified under:

  • Broad sectors, namely, Mining, Manufacturing, and Electricity.
  • Use-based sectors, namely Basic Goods, Capital Goods, and Intermediate Goods.

Core industries of India represent about 40% of the weight of items that are included in the IIP.

Significance of IIP :

  • IIP is the only measure on the physical volume of production.
  • It is used by government agencies including the Ministry of Finance, the Reserve Bank of India, etc, for policy-making purposes.
  • IIP remains extremely relevant for the calculation of the quarterly and advance GDP estimates.

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