The output of eight core infrastructure sectors slowed down to 4.5% in July — the lowest in six months — against 9.9% in the year-ago period, according to official data released on Wednesday.
The output of these infrastructure sectors expanded by 13.2% in June, 19.3% in May, 9.5% in April, 4.8% in March, 5.9% in February and 4% in January.
The production growth of eight infrastructure sectors — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity — was 11.5% in April-July this fiscal against 21.4% a year ago. Crude oil and natural gas production contracted by 3.8% and 0.3%, respectively, during the month under review.
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