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With 6.5 per cent growth, infrastructure sectors signal recovery

Signalling a recovery for Indian industry, the output of six core infrastructure sectors expanded 6.5 per cent in June against 2.8 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Thursday.

business Updated: Jul 23, 2009 12:47 IST

Signalling a recovery for Indian industry, the output of six core infrastructure sectors expanded 6.5 per cent in June against 2.8 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Thursday.

The six core infrastructures industries, comprising crude oil, refined petroleum fuels, coal, electricity, cement and finished steel, with a collective weight of 26.7 per cent in the industrial production index, had grown by 5.1 per cent in June last year.

Among them, coal output expanded the most this June with a growth of 14.7 per cent, followed by 12.8 per cent for cement, 7 per cent for electricity, 5.3 per cent for finished steel and 4.3 per cent for crude.

The output of refined petroleum products, however, fell 3.7 per cent.