India Industry September 2019

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India: Industrial production contracts at the sharpest pace since February 2013 in September

November 11, 2019

Industrial production fell 4.3% in September compared to the same month a year earlier, down from August’s revised 1.4% decrease (previously reported: -1.1% year-on-year).

Most industrial sectors contributed to the slump in September, with output in the mining sector dropping the most, followed by that of the manufacturing sector and electricity sector, respectively. By use, production of capital goods collapsed by over one fifth in September, while output of consumer durable, construction and primary goods also dropped notably. Meanwhile, production of consumer non-durable goods decreased only slightly in September, while output of intermediate goods increased.

Annual average growth in industrial production moderated to 2.0% in September from 2.7% in August.

FocusEconomics panelists expect industrial production to increase 4.3% in FY 2019, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection. For FY 2020, the panel expect industrial output to expand 5.5%.


Author:, Economist

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India Industry September 2019

Note: Year-on-year and annual average variation of industrial production index in %.
Source: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) and FocusEconomics calculations.


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