RTTNews - India's core sector, consisting of the production of crude oil, petroleum refinery products, coal, electricity, cement and finished (carbon) steel, grew by 1.8% in July this year as compared with the 5.1% in July last year.

The production of crude oil and petroleum refinery products dipped by 0.4% and 14.4% in the month. The production of coal and cement, however, rose robustly by 9.7% and 10.6% respectively in the same month. The generation of electricity improved by 3.3%, while finished (carbon) steel grew by 1.2%.

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