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Growth in the non-metallic mineral products industry was less than that in overall industrial output, which shrunk 16.7%. (Photo: Hindustan Times)
Growth in the non-metallic mineral products industry was less than that in overall industrial output, which shrunk 16.7%. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

Non-metallic mineral products output contracted by 23.0%, a 97-month low, in Mar

Among the 23 industries tracked by the Central Statistics Office's Index of Industrial Production, the non-metallic mineral products industry had the twelfth lowest growth rate.

Factory output in the non-metallic mineral products industry contracted 23.0% in Mar 2020 compared to the same month last year, according to new data released by the Central Statistics Office. In comparison, it had expanded at 8.1% in the previous month of Feb 2020.

Growth in the non-metallic mineral products industry was less than that in overall industrial output, which shrunk 16.7%. Non-metallic mineral products made up 4.09% of the overall index of industrial production (IIP), and contributed -0.94% to overall IIP growth.

Among the 23 industries tracked by the Central Statistics Office's Index of Industrial Production, the non-metallic mineral products industry had the twelfth lowest growth rate. Across all industry sectors, the growth rate was highest in manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products, and lowest in manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers.

Factory output is measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), a composite index that measures changes in the volume of production of selected industrial goods.

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