Industrial growth slows to 1.7 pct in Jan 2019 from 7.5 pct last year

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 13, 2019 13:01 hrs

Industrial output growth stood at 1.7 per cent in January due to a slowdown in the manufacturing sector, data released by the Central government showed on Tuesday.

The factory output as measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew by 7.5 per cent in January 2018.

During April to January 2018-19, industrial output grew at 4.4 per cent as compared to 4.1 per cent in the same period of previous fiscal, according to an official statement released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.