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Core sectors' growth slows down to 2.1% in February

Updated : April 01, 2019 05:29 PM IST

Eight infrastructure sectors -- coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity -- had expanded by 5.4 percent in February 2018.
Production of crude oil and refinery products contracted by 6.1 percent, and 0.8 percent, respectively, in February.
Sluggish infrastructure sector growth will also have impact on the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) as these segments account for about 41 percent of the total factory output.
Core sectors' growth slows down to 2.1% in February

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