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Industrial Production Declines by 10.4% in July as Covid-19 Lockdown Leads to Drop in Manufacture

An worker works inside a garment manufacturing unit. (Representative Image: Reuters)

According to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) information, manufacturing sector manufacturing registered a decline of 11.1%, whereas the output of mining and energy fell 13% and a couple of.5%, respectively.

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  • Last Updated: September 11, 2020, 6:25 PM IST

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Industrial manufacturing declined by 10.4% in July, primarily on account of decrease output of producing, mining and energy era, as per the federal government information launched on Friday.

According to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) information, manufacturing sector manufacturing registered a decline of 11.1%, whereas the output of mining and energy fell 13% and a couple of.5%, respectively.






“In view of the preventive measures and announcement of nationwide lockdown by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of the industrial sector establishments were not operating from the end of March 2020 onwards. This has had an impact on the items being produced by the establishments during the period of lockdown. With the lifting of restrictions in the subsequent periods, industrial activity is resuming,” the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation mentioned in a press launch.

The Index for July 2020 stands at 118.1 as in comparison with 54.0, 89.5 and 108.9 in April, May and June 2020, respectively, it added.


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