Infrastructure sector output rises by 5.8pc in February

Production of eight infrastructure sectors increased by 5.8 percent in February, compared to a decline of 3.3 percent the previous month, owing to improved performance by the coal, natural gas, refinery products, and cement industries, as per the official data issued on Thursday.

In February of this year, crude oil and fertiliser production fell. In January, the core sector industries increased by 4 percent. During April-February this fiscal, the growth rate of the eight infrastructure sectors - coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement, and electricity - was 11 percent, compared to a negative growth rate of 8.1 percent during the same period previous fiscal.

According to data given by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, production of coal, natural gas, refinery products, steel, cement, and power increased in February 2022 compared to the same period previous year. As per the data, coal production increased by 6.6percent, natural gas production increased by 12.5percent, refinery products increased by 8.8percent, and cement production increased by 5percent in February.

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