Core Sectors of India
Index : 1,842 | 1Yr : +10.4% | 1Mo : +1.54%
Category : Investing Strategies
Min Investment : 17,452
The Eight Core Industries (Coal, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Refinery Products, Fertilizers, Cement, Steel & Electricity) make up nearly 38% of the total weightage of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). It comprises of three main groups: Mining, Manufacturing & Electricity. The IIP figure is declared every month is a key tracker of industrial production and used as an indicator to predict progress in the industrial sectors of India.
Low IIP data suggests that corporate sales and profits will be low too thereby having a direct correlation with stock prices. Higher IIP numbers suggest increase in overall production thereby leading to more credit supply via bank finance and potential future growth.
Invest in the most promising companies in the core sectors with relatively better performance if you are bullish on the future of manufacturing activity in India.