India Industry December 2019


India: Industrial production drops in December

February 12, 2020

Industrial production decreased 0.3% in December compared to the same month a year earlier, contrasting the 1.8% increase in November.

Industrial output fell due to declines in the manufacturing and electricity generation sectors in December; on the other hand, output rose in the mining sector. By use, industrial production in December was dragged on by a sharp fall in capital goods output, in addition to a heavy drop in consumer durable goods production.

Annual average growth in industrial production eased to 0.8% in December from 1.1% in November.

FocusEconomics panelists expect industrial production to increase 3.2% in FY 2020, which is down 0.4 percentage points from last month’s projection. For FY 2021, the panel expects industrial output to expand 4.6%.

Author:, Economist

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India Industry December 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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