Industrial output growth, measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), was also revised slightly downwards to 6.2 percent for August from provisional estimate of 6.4 percent released earlier.
The factory output had grown by 2.6 percent in September last year. Industrial output was at 4 percent in April-September 2015 against 2.9 percent in the year-ago period,the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) today showed. The manufacturing sector, which constitutes over 75 percent of the index, grew by 2.6 per cent in September, 2015,against 2.7 percent expansion in the same month last year.
The output of consumer non-durable goods contracted 4.6 percent in the month under review against a growth of 1.3 percent in September 2014. The mining sector growth was at 3 percent in September 2015 against 0.1 percent in the same month last fiscal.
Capital goods output, a barometer of investment, grew at 10.5 percent against a growth of 12.3 percent in the same month last year. Power generation grew at 11.4 percent in September against 3.9 percent in the same month a year ago. In terms of industries, 11 out of 22 groups in the manufacturing sector showed positive growth in September.

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