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ICCI-PwC Strategy & Survey reveals optimistic India Manufacturing Barometer

ICCI-PwC Strategy & Survey reveals optimistic India Manufacturing Barometer

Sanjeev Sanyal, Principal Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, recently unveiled the 4th edition of the FICCI-PwC Strategy& India Manufacturing Barometer (IMB) survey, which as in previous years, reveals that India continues to remain an economic bright spot. As per the United Nations, the world economy expanded by only 2.2 per cent in 2016 — the slowest growth rate since the 2009 recession. The outlook for the Indian economy and its core sectors continues to remain upbeat

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Factory output grows a tepid 2% in April

Factory output grows a tepid 2% in April

Factory output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) grew at a slower rate of 2 per cent in April on a year-on-year basis compared to the revised growth of 3.4 per cent in March 2013. In April 2012, the IIP declined 1.3 per cent. Among sectors, mining output declined 3 per cent in April, while manufacturing and electricity production grew 2.8 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively