Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production and use-Based Index for the Month of April, 2013

The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2004-05 for the month of April 2013 havebeen released by the Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. IIP is compiled using data received from 16 source agencies viz. Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP);Indian Bureau of Mines; Central Electricity Authority; Joint Plant Committee; Ministry of Petroleum & NaturalGas; Office of Textile Commissioner; Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals; Directorate of Sugar; Department of Fertilizers; Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats; Tea Board; Office of JuteCommissioner; Office of Coal Controller; Railway Board; Office of Salt Commissioner and Coffee Board.

2. The General Index for the month of April 2013 stands at 167.3, which is 2.0% higher as compared to thelevel in the month of April 2012. The cumulative growth for the period April-March 2012-13 over thecorresponding period of the previous year stands at 1.1%.

3. The Indices of Industrial Production for the Mining, Manufacturing and Electricity sectors for the monthof April 2013 stand at 121.0, 177.8 and 153.8 respectively, with the corresponding growth rates of  (-) 3.0%, 2.8% and 0.7% as compared to April 2012 (Statement I). The cumulative growth in the three sectors during April-March 2012-13 over the corresponding period of 2011-12 has been (-) 2.4%, 1.2% and 4.0% respectively.

4. In terms of industries, thirteen (13) out of the twenty two (22) industry groups (as per 2-digit NIC-2004) in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during the month of April 2013 as compared to thecorresponding month of the previous year (Statement II). The industry group ‘Wearing apparel; dressing anddyeing of fur’ has shown the highest positive growth of 86.6%, followed by 25.4% in ‘Electrical machinery andapparatus n.e.c.’ and 19.9% in ‘Furniture; manufacturing n.e.c.’. On the other hand, the industry group ‘Office, accounting & computing machinery’ has shown a negative growth of 38.9% followed by 28.1% in ‘Radio, TV and communication equipment & apparatus’ and 12.0% in ‘Medical, precision & optical instruments, watches & clocks’.

5. As per Use-based classification, the growth rates in April 2013 over April 2012 are 1.3% in Basic goods, 1.0% in Capital goods and 2.4% in Intermediate goods (Statement III).  The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of (-) 8.3% and 12.3% respectively, with the overall growth in Consumer goods being 2.8%.

6. Some of the important items showing high positive growth during the current month over the samemonth in previous year include ‘Woollen Carpets’ (172.3%), ‘Apparels’ (96.4%), ‘Naphtha’ (25.1%), ‘Vitamins’ (136.6%), ‘PVC Pipes and Tubes’ (36.9%), ‘Conductor, Aluminium’ (47.8%) ‘Cable, Rubber Insulated’ (98.3%), ‘Three-wheelers (including passenger and goods carrier’ (21.4%), ‘Gems and Jewellery’ (24.5%) and ‘Pens of all kind’ (36.8%).

7. Some of the other important items showing high negative growth are: ‘Cigarettes’ [(-) 37.8%], ‘Terry Towel’ [(-) 21.8%], ‘Di Ammonium Phosphate (DAP)’ [(-) 44.7%], ‘Grinding Wheels’ [(-) 29.6%], ‘Copper and Copper Products’ [(-) 47.0%], ‘Boilers’ [(-) 47.3%], ‘Heat Exchangers’ [(-) 47.9%], ‘Earth Moving Machinery’ [(-) 32.8%], ‘Sugar Machinery’ [(-) 79.2%], ‘Plastic Machinery Incl. Moulding Machinery’ [(-) 39.4%], ‘Computers’ [(-) 41.7%] and ‘Telephone Instruments including Mobile Phones & Accessories’ [(-) 30.9%].

8. Along with the Q.E. of IIP for the month of April 2013, the indices for March 2013 have undergone thefirst revision and those for January 2013 have undergone the final revision in the light of the updated datareceived from the source agencies. It may be noted that these revised indices (first revision) in respect of March 2013 shall undergo final (second) revision along with the release of IIP for the month of June 2013.

9. Statements giving Quick Estimates of the Index of Industrial Production at Sectoral, 2-digit level ofNational Industrial Classification (NIC-2004) and by Use-based classification for the month of April 2013, along with the growth rates over the corresponding month of previous year, including the cumulative indices and growth rates, are enclosed.