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Eight core industries recorded a 2.2 per cent growth in January helped by expansion in the production of coal, refinery products and electricity
- It contains index, production and growth of Eight Core Industries.
- Eight Core Industries are Electricity , steel, refinery products, crude oil, coal, cement, natural gas and fertilizers.
- The Index of Eight Core Industries is a monthly production index, which is also considered as a lead indicator of the monthly industrial performance.
- The Index of Eight Core Industries is compiled based on the monthly production information received from the Source Agencies.