Core Industry

Core Industry is the basic industry of an economy on which performance of other industries depends.

core industry

In India, eight industries are identified as core industries. These eight Core Industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). These are:

  • Coal
  • Crude Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Refinery Products
  • Fertilizers
  • Steel
  • Cement
  • Electricity

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