Factory output, as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grew by 8.4 percent in October last year. (Agencies)
Meanwhile, IIP growth for September this year has been revised marginally to 1.96 percent from the provisional estimate of 2 percent.
IIP dipped by 1.8 percent in June, 2013. According to data released by the government, industrial output for April-October period remained flat as compared to 1.2 percent in the same period of 2012-13.
The manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 75 percent of the index, declined by 2 percent in October as against a growth of 9.9 percent a year ago.
During April-October, the sector's output contracted 0.3 percent compared to a growth of 1.1 percent in same period last year.
The mining sector, with a weight of about 14 percent in IIP, also saw a contraction of 3.5 percent in October as against a dip of 0.2 percent in the same month last fiscal.
During April-October, the output shrank by 2.7 percent as against a contraction of one percent.
Power generation, however, posted a growth of 1.3 percent in the month under review compared to 5.5 percent a year ago. Expansion in power generation was at 5.3 percent in April-October as compared to 4.7 percent in the same period last year.
In terms of industries, 10 out of 22 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown negative growth during the month of October.
Factory output, as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), grew by 8.4 percent in October last year.