NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - India's industrial production
rose by a higher-than-expected 2.7 percent in Augustfrom a year earlier, after contracting in July.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 1.1percent in August output. Revised government figures released onFriday showed July output fell by 0.2 percent.
Manufacturing , which constitutes about 76percent of industrial production, rose an annual 2.9 percentfrom a year earlier, the federal statistics office said.
In the April-August period, industrial production
expanded an annual 0.4 percent.
(Reporting by Manoj Kumar)
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