IIP number or IIP data (Index of Industrial Production) is a measurement which represents the status of production in the industrial sector for a given period of time compared to a reference period of time. IIp number is one of the best statistical data, which helps us to measure the level of industrial activity in Indian economy. Please note that IIP data is a short-term indicator of our industrial growth till the actual results from Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) is published. IIP data is a very important indicator to the Government for planning purposes and is also used by various organisations like Industrial Associations, Research Institutes, Financial Institues and Academicians.
IIP data is a simple index which provides information about the growth of different sectors of our economy like mining, electricity, Manufacturing & General. The IIP index reflects the growth in India's industrial activity and excludes all kinds of services. The base year for the index over the period of the analysis is 1993-94.
Another classification is use-based (consumption based), where IIP is classified on the base of use like Basic Goods, Capital goods, Intermediate goods & consumer goods.
The weightage of Indian IIP data is broadly divided into three segments - manufacturing (79.36%), mining & quarrying (10.47%) and electricity (10.17%)...
Manufacturing : includes items like food items, machinery, wood furniture etc
Electricity : includes generation and transmission of electricity ( from various sources like - thermal, hydro, solar etc)
Mining : includes mining of coal, oil other metals etc
Manufacturing is the major sector, which is further divided into 17 industry groups like