Though the growth of the industrial sector started to slowdown in the first half of 2007-08, the overall growth during the year remained as high as 8.5 per cent.The industrial sector witnessed a sharp slowdown during 2008-09 as a consequences of successive shocks, the most important being the knock-on effects of the global financial crisis. The pace of slowdown accelerated in the second half of 2008-09 with the sudden worsening of the international financial situation and the global economic outlook. The year 2008-09 thus closed with the industrial growth at only 2.4 per cent as per the Index of Industrial Production.
The slowdown in manufacturing over successive quarters started from Q1 of 2007-08. This was more or less replicated by the mining sector and closely followed by electricity. However, in the third quarter of 2008-09, the manufacturing sector witnessed a sharp drop in growth which turned negative in the fourth quarter. Growth of the mining sector declined over successive quarters of 2008-09 to reach a zero rate in the fourth quarter. Thank you Fibre2fashion