Industrial output growth stood at 0.1 percent in February.
During April-February 2018-19, industrial output grew at 0.1 percent as against 1.4 percent in January in the same period previous fiscal, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Friday.
The growth rate of the manufacturing sector fell sharply to -0.3 percent in February from 1.3 percent in February 2018. There was a growth in the power generation segment at 1.2 percent compared to 0.8 percent in the year-ago month. The mining sector fell to 2 percent in February this year compared to 3.9 percent in the year-ago period.
Consumer non-durables grew at 4.3 percent against 3.8 percent, while consumer durables slumped to 1.2 percent from 1.8 percent January. Intermediate goods growth stood at -4.9 percent compared to -3 percent and electricity growth was up to 1.2 percent from 0.8 percent in January.
A poll conducted by CNBC-TV18 showed that the IIP for February 2019 is expected to rise to 2.35 percent as compared to 1.7 percent in January.
First Published: IST