Infrastructure output in India fell 23.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2020, following a downwardly revised 37 percent drop in the previous month which was the biggest on record. The country entered lockdown from March 24th aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus and extended it through April, May and June. Biggest declines were seen in production of steel (-48.4 percent), cement (-22.2 percent), refinery products (-21.3 percent), natural gas (-16.8 percent), electricity (-15.6 percent), coal (-14 percent) and crude oil (-7.1 percent). In contrast, production of fertilisers went up 7.5 percent.

Construction Output in India averaged 4.08 percent from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 11.66 percent in January of 2010 and a record low of -37 percent in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - India Infrastructure Output - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. India Infrastructure Output - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Office of the Economic Adviser to the Government of India

Construction Output in India is expected to be -24.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Construction Output in India to stand at 3.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Infrastructure Output is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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India Infrastructure Output

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-23.40 -37.00 11.66 -37.00 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
2011-2012=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-31 11:30 AM Feb 5.5% 1.4% 5.7% 4.5%
2020-04-30 11:30 AM Mar -6.5% 7.1% -0.6%
2020-05-29 11:30 AM Apr -38.1% -9% -16.2%
2020-06-30 11:30 AM May -23.4% -37% -42%
2020-07-31 11:30 AM Jun -23.4% -24%
2020-08-31 11:30 AM Jul
2020-09-30 11:30 AM Aug
2020-10-30 11:30 AM Sep 7.5%


News Stream
India Infrastructure Output Shrinks 23.4% in May
Infrastructure output in India fell 23.4 percent year-on-year in May of 2020, following a downwardly revised 37 percent drop in the previous month which was the biggest on record. The country entered lockdown from March 24th aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus and extended it through April, May and June. Biggest declines were seen in production of steel (-48.4 percent), cement (-22.2 percent), refinery products (-21.3 percent), natural gas (-16.8 percent), electricity (-15.6 percent), coal (-14 percent) and crude oil (-7.1 percent). In contrast, production of fertilisers went up 7.5 percent.
2020-06-30
India Infrastructure Output Falls at Record 38.1%
Infrastructure output in India plunged 38.1 percent year-on-year in April of 2020, following an upwardly revised 9 percent drop in the previous month. I tis the biggest decline in infrastructure output ever as the country entered lockdown from March 24th aiming to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Biggest declines were seen in production of cement (-86 percent), steel (-83.9 percent), electricity (-22.8 percent), refinery products (-24.2 percent), natural gas (-19.9 percent), coal (-15.5 percent), crude oil (-6.4 percent) and fertilizers (-4.5 percent). Infrastructure accounts for nearly 40 percent of India's industrial output.
2020-05-29
India Infrastructure Output Shrinks Most on Record
India's infrastructure output shrank 6.5 percent from a year earlier in March 2020, the steepest pace of contraction since the series began in 2005, following an upwardly revised 7.1 percent growth in the previous month. There were declines in production of refinery products (-0.5 percent vs 7.4 percent), electricity (-7.2 percent vs 11.7 percent), steel (-13.0 percent vs 6.3 percent), crude oil (-5.5 percent vs -6.4 percent), natural gas (-15.2 percent vs -9.6 percent), cement (-24.7 percent vs 7.8 percent) and fertilizers (-11.9 percent vs 2.9 percent). In addition, coal output rose at a softer 4.0 percent, compared to 11.2 percent in February.
2020-04-30
India Infrastructure Output Rises the Most in Near a Year
Infrastructure output in India increased 5.5 percent year-on-year in February of 2020, following a downwardly revised 1.4 percent rise in January and compared to market forecasts of a 5.7 percent rise. It is the strongest increase since March of 2019 as production went up for refinery products (7.4 percent vs 1.9 percent), electricity (1 percent vs 3.2 percent), coal (10.3 percent vs 6.9 percent), and cement (8.6 percent vs 5.1 percent) and rebounded for fertilizers (2.9 percent vs -0.1 percent). On the other hand, production declined faster for crude oil (-6.4 percent vs -5.3 percent) and natural gas (-9.6 percent vs -9 percent) and continued to fall for steel (-0.4 percent vs -1.4 percent). Considering the April 2019 to February 2020 period, infrastructure output increased 1 percent, below 4.2 percent a year earlier.
2020-03-31

India Infrastructure Output
In India, infrastructure output refers to a combined index that measures the performance of Eight Core Industries: refinery production (weight: 28%), electricity generation (19.9%), steel production (17.9%), coal production (10.3%), crude oil production (8.9%), natural gas production (6.9%), cement production (5.4%) and fertilizers production (2.6%). Infrastructure accounts for nearly 40 percent of India's industrial output.