Eight Core Sectors

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  • Core industry can be defined as the main industry. In most countries, there is a particular industry that seems to be the backbone of all other industries and it qualifies to be the core industry.
  • In India, there are eight core sectors comprising of
    1. Refinery products (28.04%)
    2. Electricity (19.85%)
    3. Steel (17.92%)
    4. Coal (10.33%)
    5. Crude oil (8.98%)
    6. Natural gas (6.88%)
    7. Cement (5.37%)
    8. Fertilisers (2.63%)
  • These eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27% of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), which measures factory output.
  • Index of Eight Core Industries is released by Ministry of Commerce and Industry.