During January 2016, eight core infrastructure industries grew by 2.9 per cent as compared to 2.3 per cent growth in December 2014.
Overall growth in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) was -1.5 per cent in January 2016 as compared to 2.8 per cent in January 2015.
Foreign exchange reserves were US$ 348.4 billion in February 2016 as compared to US$ 349.6 billion in January 2016 and US$ 341.6 billion in March 2015.
Broad money supply (M3) increased 11.3 per cent on year-on-year basis on February 19, 2016, compared to 11.2 per cent in the corresponding period a year ago.
Wholesale Price Inflation (WPI) in February 2016 remained unchanged at -0.9 per cent as in January 2016. Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) as per new series (combined) declined to 5.2 per cent in February 2016 from 5.7 per cent in January 2016.
Gross tax revenue collection in April 2015 - January 2016 increased 21.3 per cent to Rs 10,57,704 crore (US$ 158.99 billion) over the collection in April 2014 - January 2015.
As per the advance estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on February 8, 2016, the growth rate of GDP at constant (2011-12) market prices for FY 2015-16 is estimated to be 7.6 per cent as compared to the growth of 7.2 percent in FY 2014-15. Growth rate for the third quarter (Q3) (October-December) of FY 2015-16 is estimated at 7.3 per cent as compared to the growth of 7.4 per cent in second quarter (Q2) of FY 2015-16, and 7 per cent in first quarter (Q1) of FY 2015-16.
The growth of Gross Value Added (GVA) at constant (2011-12) basic prices for FY 2015-16 is estimated to be 7.3 per cent as compared to the growth of 7.1 per cent in FY 2014-15. At the sectoral level, the growth in GVA at constant (2011-12) basic prices for agriculture and allied sectors, industry sector and services sector are estimated at 1.1 per cent, 7.3 per cent and 9.2 per cent respectively for the year 2015-16 as compared to the corresponding rates of -0.2 per cent, 5.9 per cent and 10.3 per cent respectively in the year 2014-15. During April-December 2015, IIP growth was 3.1 per cent as compared to growth of 2.6 per cent in April-December 2014.