a bad omen for the economy.
Similarly, the growth in the secondary sectors (manufacturing, electricity, gas and water supply, and construction) was trimmed to 1.2% from 2.3% reported in May last year, while the expansion of the tertiary sector (all services) rem,ained flat at 7% from 7.1% reported earlier.
The mining sector was hurt by curb on iron ore mining in Karnataka, Goa, Orissa and stagnant coal production. Iron ore exports dropped to less than a third in 2012-13, while coal imports are rising at 25% annually to bridge a domestic shortfall.
In current prices, private final consumption expenditure (PFCE) growth dropped to 12.3% last fiscal from 18% a year before, while that of government final consumption expenditure (GFCE) inched up marginally 15.9% from 15.3%, the data showed. Overall consumption expenditure grew 12.9% in the March quarter.