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August core sector output rises the most in two months

Rajesh Kumar Singh     September 30, 2014

Annual infrastructure output growth accelerated to a two-month high of 5.8 per cent in August, government data showed on Tuesday, helped by a jump in steel and coal production.

The output expanded 2.7 per cent year-on-year in July.

The sector, which comprises coal, crude oil, oil refining, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers, accounts for 37.9 per cent of the country's industrial output.


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