India's industrial output grew by 2.6 percent in July

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The industrial output for July grew by 2.6 percent over the corresponding month of the previous year, government data showed here Thursday.

The factory output, measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP), however, contracted 2.2 percent in June.

The three sectors that constitute the index are mining, manufacturing and electricity.

The indices of industrial production for the mining, manufacturing and electricity sectors for the month of July 2013 stood at 117.0, 182.7 and 164.5, respectively.

The cumulative growth for the April-July period this fiscal over the corresponding period of the previous year is a contraction by 0.2 percent.

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