Industrial production may pick up to 6.9% in FY 13: CMIE

Industrial production may pick up to 6.9% in FY 13: CMIE

Mumbai: The growth in industrial production is expected to accelerate to 6.9% in FY 13 from 3.9 % estimated for FY 12, an economic think-tank said.

“We expect the growth in industrial production to accelerate to 6.9% in FY 13 from 3.9% estimated in FY 12. The growth will pick up due to easing of supply constrains, particularly in the mining sector, and further acceleration in electricity generation," Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy said here.

“We expect the mining sector to stage a good recovery and pull up overall industrial production in FY 13. Output in mined products is expected to grow by 5.5% in FY 13, after falling by 2% in the preceding year.

Production of coal which accounts for almost a third of the mined products output, is likely to grow by 8% in FY 13, after remaining flat in FY 12 following fresh capacity additions.

CMIE expects crude oil production to grow by 6.5%, much faster than the 1% growth clocked in FY 12. The capacity addition by ONGC is likely to augment output of crude oil and natural gas in FY 13 while production of natural gas too is expected to rise by 3%, after falling by 9% in FY 12, it said.

The growth in power generation is expected to accelerate to 13.2% in FY 13 from 8% in FY 12.

Generation of thermal power, which accounts for around 80% of the country’s total power generation, is expected to rise by 14.4% due to capacity additions and a likely improvement in availability of coal.

Generation of nuclear power may rise by 17.2% and that of thermal power by 6.5%, it said.

CMIE said that the growth of the manufacturing sector would accelerate to 5.8% in FY 13 from 3.9% in FY 12 riding on possible 10% growth in automobiles and basic metals industries.

Besides, the textile and the machinery industry, which had pulled down the growth of the manufacturing sector in FY 12, would do well in FY 13, it said.

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