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India's Manufacturing sector portrays positive outlook in Q2: FICCI 

Devdiscourse , Oct 12, 2018

FICCI's latest quarterly survey on the Manufacturing sector portrays a positive outlook in Q-2 (July-September 2018-19) on account of higher production vis-a-vis previous quarter Q-1 2018-19.

The output growth during July-September 2018 quarter has increased to 61% from 49% in April-June 2018, as per FICCI's Manufacturing Survey. This is the highest percentage of respondents expecting higher production since Q-2 of 2015-16 where 63% of respondents expected higher production- twelve quarters high sentiment. The percentage of respondents reporting low production decreased to 9% in Q-2 2018-19 from 13% in Q-1 of 2018-19.

FICCI's Quarterly Manufacturing survey assessed the sentiments of manufacturers for Q-2 (July-September 2018-19) for twelve major sectors namely automotive, capital goods, cement and ceramics, chemicals, fertilizers and pharmaceuticals, electronics & electricals, food products, leather and footwear, medical devices and technologies, metal & metal products, paper products, textiles machinery and textiles. Responses have been drawn from over 300 manufacturing units from both large and SME segments with a combined annual turnover of over 2.8 lakh crore.

High growth is expected in Cement and Ceramics, Capital Goods, Automotive and Medical Devices & Technologies in Q-2 2018-19 whereas moderate growth is expected in Textiles, Textile Machinery, Metal and Metal Products, Electronics & Electricals, Chemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceuticals, Food Products and Paper Products.