The growth in factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), in the month under review was, however, higher as compared to December, 2013 when it expanded by 0.1 percent.
The November IIP has been revised upwards to 3.9 percent from 3.8 percent.
For the April-December period of 2014-15, IIP is 2.1 percent as against 0.1 percent in same period of the last fiscal.
As per government data released today, manufacturing output, which constitutes over 75 percent to the index, grew by 2.1 percent in December compared to a dip of 1.1 percent in the same month a year ago.

For April-December period, the sector saw an output growth of 1.2 percent, compared to a contraction 0.4 percent in the year-ago period.
Output in the mining sector contracted by 3.2 percent in December, compared to a growth of 2.6 percent in the same month last year.
During the April-December period, the output has grown by 1.7 percent compared to a contraction of 1.5 percent year-on-year.
The production of capital goods, a barometer of demand, grew by 4.1 percent in December as against a contraction of 2.5 percent in same month of last year.
During the April-December period, capital goods output grew by 4.8 percent as against a dip of 0.4 percent.
Thirteen out of the 22 industry groups in the manufacturing sector have shown positive growth during the month of December 2014 year-on-year.

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