Reduced output of cement, electricity and coal slowed the pace of expansion of India’s eight infrastructure sectors in June to 0.4%. The core sector had expanded 4.1% in May and 7% in June last year.
The eight infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity, constitute 40.27% of the total industrial production.
As per the data released by commerce and industry ministry on Monday, cement production declined 5.8% in June from 0.4% fall in May. Coal output nosedived 6.7% from a 3.2% decline in May. Refinery production declined 0.2%
Crude oil output rose a meagre 0.6% in June and electricity production was up 0.7%.
Only two infrastructure sectors- natural gas and steel showed a sharp rise in production in June at 6.4% and 5.8%, respectively.