Core sector growth slows down 4.3%
  • Growth of eight core infrastructure sectors slowed down to 4.3% in September 2018 as production of crude oil and natural gas declined.
  • Previously, the lowest growth rate was in May 2018, when the core sectors expanded at 4.1%.
  • Infrastructure sectors of coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizers, steel, cement and electricity grew by 4.7% in September 2017.